Ibinabo Joy Dokubo, first female presidential aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has called on the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to ensure his administration pay more focus on security and human capital development.
The APC chieftain who regretted the many lives and properties lost to the scourge of insecurity in recent years while addressing newsmen in Abuja, explained how insecurity had blighted the socio-economic growth of Nigeria.
According to her, once the issue of insecurity and youth unemployment are addressed, the country will not only boom economically but, there will be infrastructural development and productivity.
She said, “There’s no business without security. If there’s security, businesses will flow, workers will go to work, and students will go to school.
“I also want him to focus on human capital development because you see youths on the street doing nothing because they don’t have the capital to start something.”
Commenting on the 10th National Assembly zoning arrangements, she urged leadership of the party to ensure equity and justice were applied in appointment of key officials in both chambers.
”I know the Party is Supreme but equity, fairness, and justice are more supreme than the party. It is better for the 10th Assembly to go and vote and set aside hatred.
“Akpabio has been chosen. If Akpabio would lead the national assembly and perform the way he did as a Governor it would be good but if we judge him by the way he managed affairs at the NDDC? I believe there will be a problem.”
Speaking further, Ibinabo stated she deserves to be a minister because she possesses the required abilities, has worked for it, remained a loyal card carrying member of the APC and wants to see Tinubu succeed in office.
“I declared my interest to be president before Asiwaju, when he declared his interest, I stepped down because Tinubu stood a better chance of getting the ticket. I’m still young, I still have more years ahead of me, so I withdrew my interest,” Dokubo said.
“I am qualified to be a minister. As a youth and as a leader in the Rivers State APC. I have the capacity. I have something that I can bring to the table, I had so many plans while I was running for president. I deserve to be a minister.”