*says South East deserves presidency
By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Former Campaign Director of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011 and All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Plateau State, Alhaji Usman Iwu has declared his intention to run for the office of the president in the country and redefine the political landscape.
Iwu, a Muslim from the Eastern part of the country, said it is now turn of the East to produce the next president and called on Nigerians to support his aspiration.
He explained that the desire to provide changes and to better life of Nigerians, informs his decision to contest for the office in 2023
According to him, ” Nigeria has a lot of potentials that if properly harnessed, will better the lives of citizens from all the geo-political zones in the country”.
The presidential aspirant however, expressed displeasure over the monetization of the Nigeria’s politics, particularly in his party, the APC.
The presidential hopeful said he is committed to the restoration of the country’s value and ensure compliance with laws.
He said he accepted the popular call by the people of the country for him to contest for the office of the president and bring the desired çhange.
“President Muhammadu Buhari would have demonstrated that he loves Nigerians and can encourage popular participation in politics by reducing the cost for the presidential ticket,” he said.
According to him, what this country needs is committed and sincere leadership that can provide the dividends of democracy to all Nigerians, irrespective of religion, regional and political affiliation.
He explained that Nigeria has a lot of resources that can better the life of the average countryman irrespective of religious or political affiliation if properly harnessed.
He promised to define politics and provide dividends of democracy to Nigerians irrespective of their religious inclination.
He said they misunderstanding currently experienced between the herders and farmers in the country is caused by bad leadership and emphasized the need for understanding and tolerance.
On the agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the Eastern part of the country, the politician said some Igbos are not happy with what is currently happening in the Eastern part of the country.