Former APC Chieftain roots for Peter Obi

Former APC Chieftain roots for Peter Obi

…Says he’s most qualified to preside over Nigeria
BY BEN NWACHUKWU, ABUJA
Former Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), United States of America based Chris Emejuru has thrown his weight behind the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi in the forthcoming 2023 general elections claiming that he is the most qualified of all the candidates to preside over the affairs of the country.
Emejuru, now a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and Managing Partner for America at the Lowase Management Consulting said he, like other numerous Nigerians who needed a change from the PDP government that was leading the country to a total collapse in all ramifications wanted the incoming APC government to better the lives of Nigerians but unfortunately, they performed woefully.
“I supported the APC in 2015 at the time because like most Nigerians, we wanted to see the incoming administration do well. Unfortunately, as you can see, they have lived woefully below expectations. There aren’t relevant  implementation of policies to tackle inflation where the average Nigerian citizen can barely afford to eat or put fuel in their car, persistent strikes in critical sectors like health and education where medical professionals are leaving the country for greener pastures and the dreams of future lawyers, doctors, scientists, and many more career paths are put on hold due to government complacency.”
He lamented that increase in poverty and lack of economic opportunities are devastating individuals and families throughout Nigeria, then inconsistent power and electricity which no Nigerian should have to experience, and insecurity from secessionists threats in parts of the country, to terrorist activity, jail breaks through attacks on maximum security prisons, kidnappings, etc.
Emejuru said Buhari rose on the platform of change but will end up having one of the most corrupt, incompetent, and unprepared administrations in Nigerias history.
Comparing the front-runners to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the ADP Chieftain said there is none perfect among them but only Peter Obi is near the ideals he is looking for which bothers on uniting Nigerians and alleviating poverty.
“My ideal candidate is someone who is ethical, someone who has common sense, and someone who truly, genuinely cares about the masses. A candidate who doesn’t judge based on what part of the country you are from and who’s interest is to unite and not divide. Someone who wants to bring an end to police brutality, and end to bad governance, and an end to poverty. I believe the candidate who, although not perfect, comes close to these ideals is Peter Obi.”
He warned Nigerians against succumbing to the antics of politicians who care for themselves and their families and have no plans to better the lives of Nigerians insisting that some of the qualities he believes every Nigerian citizen should look for in a Presidential candidate is character not age or tribe and religion.
“Character, compassion, and intellect. Character is being who you are when no one else sees it. Being upright and being a good person. Being the best person you can be. This leads to compassion. Caring about your citizens, caring about people regardless of who they are or where they are from. Finally, with these two traits, you need intellect to deliver. Having knowledge and wisdom acquired, you are well equipped to tackle any of the challenges you may confront. But let me add one more virtue and that is humility. Be humble. Understand your role and that is to serve the people. To help, assist, and make their lives easier. A presidential candidate or anyone for that matter that embodies such qualities will surely make and effective leader.
According to him, “Age of a Presidential Candidate does not matter as much as how competent you are. You can look at Nelson Mandela for example. However, in Nigeria, the youth have been neglected for so long, especially in politics. So, to have a young president who brings energy, compassion, intellects and other leadership qualities is a welcome development.”

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