The Minority Leader of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has appealed to the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, to contest for President of the country, come 2023, saying he was endowed with the capacity and proficiencies to rescue the nation from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and reposition her to the path of peace, unity and economic prosperity.
Elumelu, who stated this at the weekend during the installation of Rotary Club’s 2nd President for 2021/2022 Rotary Club Year (Club of Asaba Downtown District 9141), lamented that the nation has been wrecked by the incompetent, divisive and blatantly corrupt APC administration.
The lawmaker blamed the current administration for the mass killings, terrorism, banditry, infrastructure decay, poverty and excruciating economic hardship plaguing the nation.
He was of the view that Okowa should serve as the President of the nation so that he couldreplicate his achievements in massive infrastructure and human capital development in Delta State, at the national level.
Elumelu said: “It has never been this bad in our national history. I, therefore, beckon on all Nigerians to join hands in the collective democratic efforts to rescue our nation from the stranglehold of the APC. This is more so because there is no way our country can survive if APC is allowed to stay in office a day beyond May 29, 2023. I must commend Governor Okowa for his selfless service and sacrifices that have led to unprecedented massive infrastructural development in our dear state as well as a better living standard for our people.
“Okowa is a rare gift not only to Delta State, but also to our nation Nigeria, at large. I firmly hold that he is endowed with the capacity and proficiencies to serve our nation at the topmost level so that he can replicate the successes recorded in our state at the national level. I sincerely call on him to make himself available to serve the nation again. He deserves to be the president of this country, come 2023.”
While reminding the newly installed Rotary Club President, Rtn Odinigwe Odigie, that the task before him was an onerous one, Elumelu expressed optimism that he would succeed, given the solid pedestal already established by Okowa.