Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has vowed to transform Nigeria within one year if he is elected President in 2023.
Mr Anyim, who intends to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said Nigerians should recall him if he failed to perform well after one year in office.
“I will return to the government as president of Nigeria, and if I run this country for one year, and you don’t see the difference between light and darkness, you can recall me.
“From the vantage positions I have held, I understand the challenges confronting our nation today and I have clarity of what the solutions could be,” he said.
The former senate president said this while presenting to the party’s National Working Committee (NEC) after submitting his nomination form to contest in 2023.
He stressed that his vision is to build a Nigeria everyone will be proud of, as he has the experience to make it happen having served as a senate president and as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“I shall outline my understanding of the problems and my evidence-informed pathway to resolving them under three broad categorizations of political, economic and social integration.’’
Mr Anyim said that politically, his administration would consider consensus on the structure of Nigeria, governance system and National ideals or aspirations.
Mr Anyim promised to promote Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and review Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIPR) to make it fit for its purpose and ensure it aligns with our growth ambition.
He said that presently, the nation was under security and separationist challenges, but his government would evolve national integration policies by running inclusive governance that reflected the federal character.
“Accordingly, my appeal is that zoning being a fundamental principle of our party should not be jettisoned.
“Democracy, being a system of rules and order, depends on strong institutions for its sustenance and success. When a system can no longer defend its rules, it will enthrone the reign of might as against the rule of law.
“My appeal is that PDP should defend Section 7 (3) (c) of its constitution,’’ he said
In his remarks, the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, said that 17 aspirants comprising 16 males and one female, had obtained PDP nomination and expression of interest forms as of Wednesday afternoon.