570 views | Akpan Akata | March 23, 2021
Convener of New Nigeria Group (NNG), Sam Ohuabunwa, has enunciated the major factors impeding Nigeria’s development, and has also made public the type of a leader the country needs in a post-President Muhammadu Buhari era.
Ohuabunwa says four major challenges are militating against the development and rapid transformation of the country and has accordingly proffered his personal solutions for them.
He was speaking when he hosted a lobby group, South East for President 2023, which is mounting pressure on him to run for the presidency in 2023 at his country home, Arochukwu in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Imo State.
The challenges according to him are poverty, corruption, injustice, and insecurity. He said tackling them requires a committed and an unbiased leader, who understands the situation at hand and has the capacity to face them head-on.
While appreciating the group for the confidence they reposed in him, he assured them that he will heed the call in the belief that God has apportioned a role for him to play in repositioning the country.
National Coordinator of the group, Rev. Okechukwu Obioha, earlier insisted that emergence of the next president of the country in 2023 from the South East geopolitical zone has become a necessity.
“To achieve our goal, we intend working at persuading like minds across the country to support our vision just like we have supported presidential candidates from the other zones in the past to succeed,” he said.
Obiora, who argued that emergence of the president from the zone will amount to justice and equity in the polity, added that sharing of political offices had been existing in the country since it gained independence in 1960.
Adding, he said, “we, therefore, want to appeal to the major political party, especially the ruling APC and the PDP to cede their presidential tickets for the election to the zone. We have enough credible candidates for the office.”