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2023: I’m in race to change narrative, Oshiomhole says as he declares for presidency

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday, joined the streams of party chieftains jostling for the presidential ticket for the 2023 poll.

According to TheSun, the former governor of Edo State, made the declaration at Cyprian Ekwensi Center for Arts and Culture, Abuja.

He claimed that he is in the race to change the narratives for the good of all Nigerians not to lament the mismanagement of the county.

Oshiomhole, in a declaratory speech, promised to reposition Nigeria and return her to the path of sustainable growth and development.

He said: “I stand here this afternoon for one purpose, to formally declare that I Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole hereby declare with confidence my desire to contest for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of a party that we co-founded, APC.

“The task before us is not for us to continue to lament the imperfections in our country. The task before us is to find the courage and stand up and be counted in our determination to reposition our Country to be the giant of our continent so that it can provide prosperity for all Nigerians.

“I am not here to lament all the imperfections, I have come to have a conversation as to what I believe we need to do differently to reposition Nigeria on the path of sustainable growth and development.

“I believe that sometimes we spend so much time dealing with the consequences of what is wrong, rather than tracing the root cause of those consequences. Of course, right now we talked about insecurity, we talked about unemployment, we talked about poverty, access to power supply.

“But, what I want to discuss this afternoon is what I want to do differently to ensure that we stop lamenting and start engaging and start organizing and restore hope,” he said.

Reflecting on his stewardnship while on the saddle in Edo state, he said: “Let us forget our religious and tribal difference. My presidency would focus on policy issues that would deliver jobs, prosperity for Nigerians. We will with the issues of insecurity. I will assemble a cream of left of the centre economist to fix the economy. Together we will create a prosperous and secure Nigeria.”

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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