By David Agabi
In confirmation of his candidacy,the immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs,Pastor Usani Uguru Usani on Wednesday received his Certificate of Return as the flag bearer of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Cross River State.
In the presentation,the National Chairman of the party Alhaji Falalu Bello said the party is overwhelmed with joy having captured a former Minister under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Stressing the ideology of the party which hinges on true federalism, equitable distribution of resources, justice for all,provision of infrastructure among others, Alhaji Bello also boasted that the party has the youngest and brightest candidates ever produced in Nigeria political history.
He therefore challenged other presidential candidates to go for a three kilometre race with Kolawole Abiola positing that physical fitness is one of the criteria for for such an exalted office.
“Someone who can’t walk a kilometre should not desire to be a Nigeria president”
While rejoicing over the progress and acceptability of the party, Alhaji Bello said PRP that was seen as a sectional party is now a national party and is poise to win the 2023 general election.
In a remark,the presidential candidate of the party, Latifu Kolawole Abiola said assure Nigerians to expect a repeat of 1993 election noting that the party have a very strong grassroot support base and crop of candidates.
The business mogul cum politician enjoined all party faithfuls to be resilient, hardworking and refrain from issues that will sabotage the party’s chances.
Speaking on behalf of the southern Nigerian gubernatorial candidates,Pastor Usani Usani stressed the need for party members to purge mediocre ideas and work strategically toward the success of the party.
Questioning the strength of the ‘so called’ major parties,Usani said that there’s no big or small party pointing out that any party can win election if they have a better strategy.
According to him “the was a major party before another major party and there will be another major party. Access who you want to be your Governor and vote him”
Juxtaposing between the other parties, Usani affirmed that PRP have better chances of winning elections in Nigeria in view of its acceptability across the country.