By Akombo Aondona, Abuja
A presidential hopeful and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has Dr.
Ogbonnaya Onu, has pledged to place Nigeria in the comity of nations whose socio-economic developments are driven by cutting-edge technologies.
Dr. Onu, who has reportedly resigned from the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari as the minister for science and technology, spoke on Friday, 13 May, 2022 at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the presidential ticket of the APC.
Represented by Mr. Uche Egenti, the presidential hopeful said voting him as President would amount to putting a round peg in a round hole.
Egenti stated: “You will agree with me that having Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come to 2023 is having a stable and a science, technology and innovation-driven Nigeria, a Nigeria where crime will be tackled with technology, a Nigeria where tourism will be driven through science, technology and innovation.
“It’s like putting a round peg in a round hole because you know very well that he is a man of very strong antecedents. He is a man that is very intelligent, very credible, tested, trusted by the people, an embodiment of humility, and a selfless person. My principal is a man of faith. He is man that does not like controversies. He is a man of peace. He will make Nigeria work.”
Dr. Onu charged the APC national executive to be above board by organising a free and fair primary.
His words: “Only transparency, sincerity of purpose and discipline would help the APC win the 2023 elections. The party must be transparent and sincere. When you embrace discipline and show the world that you’re prepared to lead well, everybody will follow you happily.”