2023: Nigeria Needs Someone Like Me, If APC Agrees That Power Should Go To The South-South, I Will Run For President — Ben Ayade
If given the chance to lead the country as president next year, Cross River State Governor Benedict Ayade has stated that he will use his broad expertise in practically all subjects of study, exposure, and foreign business ties to propel Nigeria into a first-world economy.
He stated that he would focus his thoughts, energies, and knowledge on harnessing the numerous sought-after natural resources that abound in the country to generate revenue streams.
Ayade spoke in an interview with Channels Television, Thursday night.
He said it was not in his place to throw himself up for the position but that if the APC decides to give him the ticket to become the party’s candidate in next year’s presidential election, he would completely transform the country.
“Nigeria needs someone like me with uncommon intellect, vast knowledge in every subject under the sun, exposure, learning and international connections to change the country’s narratives.
“I think I am not somebody who likes to throw himself up, but nevertheless, if the party agrees that power should go to the South-South for equity and balance, I will run.
“If I come in as President, I will use the same intellect and magic used in Cross River to build endless factories without much of State’s resources. I will make it clear that I don’t have money to throw about.
“I can make a major difference if I become the APC candidate”, he maintained.