Former chairman of National Economic Summit Group (NESG), Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa has begun a nationwide mobilisation for the 2023 presidential election.
Ohuabunwa, a former chairman of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and Neimeth Pharmaceutical said he is working to ensure that a new country was birthed, and that he was sure that the time for a rebirth was ripe.
The entrepreneur who spoke over the weekend in Awka, Anambra State during the inauguration ceremony of the Anambra State chapter of New Nigeria Group said every part of the country needs a new Nigeria and that he has begun moves to mobilize the country to achieve it.
“Let me tell you, people in the northern part of Nigeria need a new Nigeria, the same way we in the south need it. I’m sure that if I ask everyone in this hall if they are happy with the condition of Nigeria, the answer will be no.
“That is why a new Nigeria is needed, and it is for this reason that I believe strongly that a new Nigeria is even more possible, now than ever. We may be having crisis in every part of the country today, but that may be what will make this new Nigeria possible.
“God has given us the mandate to found a new Nigeria, and we have a clear vision how we can do it. Every product has an expiry date, and every bad leadership has an expiry date too. The expiry date of bad leadership in Nigeria is now.
“I may look old in your eyes, but I am very young at heart. The leadership module we have put together is one which you can use to see how young we are at heart. I am motivated to go into this race because of my love for young people.
“I have been here long enough to know what Nigeria was before, so, if we can not move Nigeria to a better place, then let us move her to where she was before,” Ohuabunwa said.
Reacting to the recent civil war threat by President Muhammadu Buhari, Ohuabunwa said such threat was uncalled for, while also stating that rather than a threat of violence, the president should rather be open to dialogue.
He stated that Nigeria’s unity is not one that must be by all means, while describing the Igbo as the most selfless people in the country, who have put down everything to ensure development in every part of the country. He added that the Igbo should rather be respected for this than being threatened.
The presidential aspirant also inaugurated the leadership of New Nigeria Group for Ananbra chapter, with Mr Vincent Okolo as the state coordinator of the group in the state.