A presidential aspirant under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Barrister Adewole Adebayo, has said that the party and other platforms are working together to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
He said this on Monday in Abuja Speaking after he declared his interest to contest for the 2023 presidential election under the platform of the SDP.
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According to Adewole, who also submitted his letter of intent at the party’s National Secretariat, said that Nigerian leaders deliberately ignore solutions to the country’s problem because of self service.
He expressed confidence that with the new electoral act, his party and other platforms collaborating together will win the presidential election.
“Nigeria has so many problems but no solutions. The leaders know the solutions but they have deliberately ignored them, allowing the masses to suffer. The solutions are known but the leaders have been shying away from them. Nigeria require leadership that is why we are contesting under the platform of the SDP to provide the desired leadership,” Adewole said.
He also said he has been moving around the third force but that he has now settled in the SDP to contest the presidency and win it for Nigerians, who has been yearning for true leadership.
He said, “I am in the SDP to win the presidential election for Nigerians. When that happens, Nigerians will see and experience quality leadership. The SDP is the best platform for me and for Nigeria.”
He said the SDP, working with other alliance parties, using the new electoral act the president signed will win the election.
Adewole, who is the founder of KAFTAN TV, said that he will also protect the interest of women and youths.
“Women are part of the country. I have brought my wife here. The problem of women is the same problem of the country. The women want jobs, the women want security, they want a good society and they want freedom. Everyone wants that,” he said.
While lamenting on the fuel and electricity crisis, Adewole said electricity can easily be generated.
He sai, “You generate power in your house through solar and electric generator. Why can’t it work for the entire country? The politicians in power don’t want it to work. This administration has negative electricity generation.”
On the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, Adewole said he will resolve the issue when elected as president.
“It is a problem that can be solved. Something can be done about it to put this strike issue to a stop. We have much money, yet ASUU is on strike. I will ensure that the tertiary institutions are managed by the academia,” he said.