A presidential aspirant of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Dr. Thomas Wilson Ikubese, said on Thursday that Nigeria, as a nation, needs to be rescued from the hands of its current political leaders.
He stated that the country has become an embarrassment among the comity of nations in the world.
Dr. Ikubese said this while declaring his ambition to run for the 2019 presidential elections at an event held in Akure.
He noted that both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have failed the Nigerian masses.
“Nigeria is supposed to be the pride of the black race but today we have become a global embarrassment,” Dr. Ikubese said.
The NCP presidential aspirant observed that the problem created by the former Nigeria leaders has further deepen the country into poverty and corruption.
He, therefore, promised that if given the opportunity in 2019, he would transform the country by ensuring the voices of the masses counted in his government.
Dr. Ikubese also emphasized that several solutions have been recommended to the Nigeria government on ways to solve the problems bedeviling the country, wondering why the recommendations had not been implemented. He pleaded with the Nigeria youths to wake up and be vigilant come 2019 rather than recycling the current political juggernauts.
“I have decided to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This is to help me put machineries in place for the actualization of these recommendations which would birth the new Nigeria of our dreams.
“I hereby call on our youths, which form 70 percent of the Nigerian Population to rise up and join me in this civil revolution through the ballot box come 2019.”
According to him, the Nigerian youths should always wake up to the challenge of contesting elective positions in order to wrestle power from the money bags politicians.
The Ondo State chairman of the NCP, David Olasuyi, explained that the party was also formed to give the Nigeria masses a voice in the political system.
while saying that the Dr. Ikubese has what it takes to lead Nigeria to a greater height, he added that the party is poised for good governance come 2019.
‘Tosin Ajuwon, Akure