Mrs Oby Ezekwesil
Mrs Oby Ezekwesil

A Nigerian female presidential candidate on Thursday said she has the competence and capacity to rescue the country from the current socio-economic and security challenges.

Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former education minister and presidential candidate for Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, said she had what it takes to solve Nigeria’s complex challenges.

This, she said, included socio-economic and security challenges currently bedeviling the land.

Ezekwesili, who is also the former vice president of the World Bank’s Africa division, spoke to journalists shortly after addressing women, youths, school children and people living with disabilities as she flagged off her presidential campaign in northern Kaduna.

Ezekwesili said Nigeria had no reason to be a failed state and that it was high time for people of good conscience to rescue her.

The presidential candidate added that, she was in the race to save Nigeria from being led by incompetent leaders.

The former education minister told her audience that she was that candidate with competence and capacity to solve the complex problems that had eluded the country for too long.

The presidential candidate insisted that Nigeria lacks quality leadership and it was time remedy it by picking her as the next president.

On security, she said if elected, she would have zero tolerance for those causing crisis in the country.

On economy, she said her government would encourage a private sector driven economy. Enditem

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