Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigerian in Diaspora Declares for Presidency

Minna — A Nigerian in Diaspora, Ibrahim Abubakar Ladaja, has indicated interest in contesting for Nigeria's presidency come 2015.

The aspirant said if elected into office, he will review the revenue sharing formula of the country in favor of states. He said this is because they are closer to the people.

Ladaja, a United States of America based businessman who wants to contest on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) made his intention known yesterday in a telephone interview,

He said his decision to join politics was owing to his zeal to salvage the country from the misrule of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The presidential aspirant argued that too much power is concentrated in the center but said with the redesigning of the review sharing formula, state governments would be empowered and that would directly translate in to improving the lot of the common people in the country considering the fact that states are closer to the citizenry than the government at the center.

He said, "Since 1999 that the ruling PDP has been in power has failed to provide solution to the various socio-economic and political problems of the country. And any attempt to further allow the party in 2015 to remain in power may spell doom for the country.

"In the last 15 years that PDP has been at the helms of affairs of the country it has failed to prove to Nigerians that it has solution to the various challenges facing the country, things have been getting worse by the day for the country and PDP has no solution.

Ladaja said the structure to actualize his presidential ambition had since been put in place, emphasizing that he is in touch with many stakeholders from within and outside his political party , promising to come up with a blueprint for addressing the decay in various sectors in the country.

The Presidential Aspirant who hails from Biu in Borno State said, he has designed a master plan to end to the killings of innocent people by the dreaded Boko Haram within his first three months in office.

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