The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba on Wednesday matched ambition with action when he declared to run for presidency in the 2023 general elections the same day a coalition of Youths under the aegis of Project Nigeria Group purchased the nomination forms for the minister.
Nwajiuba, seen by pundits as a dark horse in the race for the All Progressives Congress presidentail ticket, made the declaration on Wednesday in Abuja shortly after receiving the nomination and expression of interest forms of his ruling party from the youths.
Nwajiuba, who became the first APC aspirant to get (pick) the nomination form, said his decision to run for the presidency was in recognition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the last seven years.
He noted that the president has achieved extraordinary feats in ensuring that the progressive ideas of his administration are established.
However the minister admitted that despite all the achievements by the present government, a lot still needed to be done – because many Nigerians are hungry, unemployed, and threatened by insecurity.
Nwajiuba said, “Our calling today invites me to take up a work path that builds on the solid foundations that have been laid thus far, provides different paradigms for new challenges, and provides the platform for a vista that accommodates subject experts to pull together forces to meet our nation’s challenges.
“This is the path I propose to thread, having been properly schooled, experienced, and tested in the last 30 years of active politics.
“I, therefore, invite our dear party and its great men and women, to forge that trust in me as their new symbol of unity, growth, and regeneration, as we step into the future with renewed zeal and optimism.”