Former Malawi President, Joyce Banda has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili for Nigeria’s presidency.
The Ex-President said the former Education Minister possesses skills to fight corruption.
Banda testified that Ezekwesili “possesses the ability to fight corruption,” adding that Nigeria needed a leader like her.
Banda, who was the President of Malawi from April 7, 2012 to May 31, 2014, said Ezekwesili’s advice saved her from corruption allegations.
Banda pointed out that Ezekwesili’s international exposure, transparent and accountable skills would help the growth of Nigeria.
The ex-president said, “While fighting corruption during my presidency in 2013, Oby Ezekwesili advised me to protect myself with a forensic audit, which United Kingdom government supported. I am forever grateful for this transparent, accountable daughter of Africa; a servant leader pushing #Nigeria #Hope2019.”
On her part, Ezekwesili assured Nigerians that she would put effective structures in place to fight corruption.
She said that defeating corruption in Nigeria would ease job creation and boost the economy.
The female presidential candidate also assured the citizens that her tenure as president would end the attitude of using political positions for personal gains.
“Needless to say, every other area in our comprehensive manifesto, including our anti-corruption, sports, foreign policy, security agenda, and every other programme of our platform, will be evaluated on three questions: How much wealth is it going to generate? How many jobs is it going to create? And how many people it will get out of poverty?
“We will measure our economic success as a government, not by the number of private jets parked at our airports, but by the number of Nigerians, we lift out of poverty who go on to live richer lives. We mean business.
“We will put in place a massive programme of deregulation of the Nigerian economy to unleash the depth of competition and efficiencies necessary for higher and deeper economic growth and expansion of the economy. The division and rebalancing of roles between business and government will reduce opportunities of corruption and bottlenecks that limit the competitiveness of the Nigerian economy.”
Source: LATESt update