Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom has said that he has Solution to the infrastructure renaissance and developmental needs of Nigeria.
Udom also argued that he understands Nigeria’s economic issues and has been tested and trusted to bring lasting results to the country’s decades-long woes.
The governor said this in a meeting with the National Working Committee of the Party on Wednesday at the Wadata Plaza national secretariat in Abuja.
In his words, “I understand clearly the economic and security issues of Nigeria today. And that I have an all-in-one solution to the infrastructure renaissance of Nigeria today. I have the solution for human capacity development that this country needs.
“Why? Because I’m one of those front-liners that believe the problem with Nigeria is not unemployment, but capacity development. I am one of those who do not stand by and tell people what to do and never tell them how to do it.
“Why am I saying this? I’ve been tested, I’ve been tried and I think I’ve been refined.”
Udom asserted that he had done so much for the Peoples Democratic Party and, therefore, it was only fitting that the party supports him to emerge its flagbearer and eventually, become Nigeria’s president, in 2023.
The Governor whose second tenure ends in 2023 is one of 17 aspirants who have so far purchased the party’s presidential nomination and expression of interest forms.
A day earlier, another aspirant, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, had voiced a similar appeal, saying it was high time the party repay him for his selfless service.
Udom, who is also a Deacon used the Biblical allusion of Paul to back his plea for compensation with the Presidential ticket by his party
“If I want to go to the background of why I need the PDP to support me. I used to say it before, membership is not ownership. So sustainability is the real ownership. If you check, very few of us have been with the party through those trying times or periods. We stood by this party.
“We did our very best to make sure this party did not extinguish and today I thank God this party has come back to its formidable stage. We did everything possible, only very few of us, we did everything possible.
“So Paul the Apostle said, ‘If I bless you so much spiritually, is it too much for you to bless me materially?’ If I’ve done so much for the party, it is not too much for the party to stand by me to rescue Nigeria.”