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Political leaders ruin Nigeria, says Egbo

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
10 May 2022   |   3:58 am
Prof. (Mrs) Benedicta Egbo, yesterday, declared her intention to run for the presidential seat to right the wrong done by past leaders Nigeria.

Benedicta Egbo

Prof. (Mrs) Benedicta Egbo, yesterday, declared her intention to run for the presidential seat to right the wrong done by past leaders Nigeria.

 
Egbo made her intention known while declaring for Presidency under National Rescue Movement (NRM) party. The professor of education said her mission was to review workers’ salary and the security of the country.

She said: “I join the race to serve Nigerians because all past and current political leaders owe Nigerians apology. The country has retrogressed rather than progress.

“The frequent cross-carpeting of politicians from APC to PDP is evidence of unprincipled leaders who only care about their selfish interest and lack a sense of direction.

“Governance is more than waving umbrellas and brooms, governance should involve good and principled leadership that is grounded in competency, patriotism and vision for the common good. Instead, what we operate is a government of a few, for a few by a few.”

Egbo urged Nigerians to desist from recycling the current crop of politicians that have failed the country. She maintained that corruption had increased significantly under the administration of the current government at the federal level, saying corruption in Nigeria is so much that it should be considered a national disease.

She further stressed that Nigeria must strengthen its institutions to achieve development, without which there would be no meaningful development.

She said: “Nigeria has become a beggar nation and if we are not careful, Nigeria will borrow itself into bankruptcy because no nation can borrow itself into prosperity for recurrent expenditure.”

She promised to revitalise the economy of the country through poverty reduction and revamping the labour sector alongside a robust welfare programme.

On her chances going into the 2023 polls, Egbo said: “It is all psychological, I do not see why Nigeria is not ready for a female President. We need to change things. I am running because I want to see this country respected. We must reclaim our future.”

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