Posted by News Express | 22 September 2014 | 2,987 times
The son of Nigeria’s First Republic Prime Minister, Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa on Saturday, said he would contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Balewa, who condemned the plot by the leadership of the PDP to demoralise other presidential aspirants, said: “I am not intimidated by the decision of the PDP governors and the party to support the second term aspiration of President Jonathan.
“What type of democracy do we have? Is the PDP a communist party? Where is the place of internal democracy?”
He said the greater majority of Nigerians had been yearning for a leadership capable of fulfilling their high expectations and aspirations.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos, Balewa urged Nigerians to go for a change, adding:
“What Nigerians need and where they want the country to be in future are paramount issues. We need to put our ideas before the people and allow them to decide.”
Promising to make Nigeria an industrialised country, Balewa said his administration would ensure zero unemployment, better education, maximum security and increased power supply.
“Nigeria needs to move from Third World to First world,” he said.
•Extracted from a Guardian report. Photo shows Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa.
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