May 24, 2024

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‘It is Time for Nigeria to have Leaders Not Looters’

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Paschal Emeka, Abuja

As various political parties move to conclude the process of selecting candidates for various elective offices, a female presidential aspirant on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Evang. Ebiti Ndok-Jegede has decried the endemic corruption that has bedeviled the country under the present leadership and vowed to tame the menace if given the opportunity to lead.

Speaking during her declaration to vie for the president in Abuja, Evang. Jegede disclosed that she is motivated by her passion for the country.

“I lived in England since age 21. I never enjoyed England. Every weather, every season reminded me about the beauty of Nigeria and I said I want to come back home. People were surprised because everybody wants to go and stay in abroad, but I am passionate about Nigeria.

“Nigeria needs a mother; it is time for a mother to take over our country and that mother has arrived. Nigeria must rise and shine. This country is blessed. I saw a booklet that contains the list of 774 local government areas in the country, I cried because all the local government areas is blessed with one resources or the other but as a result of poor leadership, everybody is a beggar.

“It has come to a stop. It is time for Nigeria to have leaders not looters. ADC is a party to reckon with and I have a divine mandate to rescue Nigeria,” she declared.

Earlier in his remarks ADC National Chairman, Chief Ralphs Okey Nwosu hailed the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the deadline for party primaries saying that it has opened more space for Nigerians to aspire to various political offices.

He disclosed that his party, ADC, has 38 aspirants and 13 presidential hopefuls made up of technocrats and experts in different fields of

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