By Egufe Yafugborhi
PORT HARCOURT – LAWYER and Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Emmanuel Ikechukwu, has declared to contest Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential election with mission to rescue the nation from ‘economic doldrums”
Imo state born Ikechukwu, Pastor at Rivers state Province 10 of the RCCG, declared for the 2019 Presidency yesterday in Port Harcourt under former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s inspired African Democratic Congress, ADC.
He said, “When this (Buhari’s) government came up with this anti corruption corruption issue and made it a focal point, it scared a lot of investors away. You don’t scare people away. You try to see how you can tackle the economy.
“Though corruption needs to be taken care of, you cannot eradicate it from any human environment. What you need to do is to focus on basic challenges that intensify corruption. If you fix the economy, insecurity, corruption would be taken care of.
“We need to tackle unemployment and insecurity. And the assured way to achieve that is to create industries through conscious technological advancement” improving the economy is not rocket science.
“What a government needs to do is effective partnership with the private sector to develop education, infrastructures, build industries to create jobs, reduce employment, and partner financial institutions to support sustenance of small and medium scale enterprises for the masses through cooperatives financing.
Asked to define his clear blueprint for achieving all his thoughts for changing the fortunes of the nation, Ikechukwu who was been in law practice for 11 years said it a matter of having the will to make change that matters.
“At 40 and given my background and experience, I have all it takes to steer the ship of the nation from prolong economic doldrums. People say it is easier said than done, that when you get there, a lot of things will overwhelm you.
“I say to them nothing can overwhelm me. It is not rocket science. To fix the economy and create jobs is not something we will get from outer space. The opportunities, human or natural resources, are around us, all a genuine change agent needs is the will and I have it”, he declared.Related