A development economist and investment banker, Eric Amagada, has joined the 2023 presidential race on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). He said he is offering himself to serve the nation by heeding the calls of compatriots to arise and serve his fatherland. Amagada who is from the oil- producing Isoko ethnic nationality in Delta State, said the office of the president of Nigeria is not for charlatans. “it requires a selfless, focussed and patriotic mind that is able to identify and solve problems.
A visionary leader with proven leadership records,” he noted. The technocrat said Nigerian problems were just too many and it was time for a leader with great capability and capacity to come to the saddle and address them by proffering solutions.
The presidential hopeful remarked: “the signs are ominous, our elders sigh in disbelief, our youth grope rudderless and our children are in despair. If Nigeria ever needed us, she needs us now. “So ‘what can I do?’ You may ask. You can do what Nigeria needs to be done right now.
Vote out the looters and incompetent demoniacs. For decades, they took us for a ride which has now turned a dangerous bend to terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, ritual killing and organ trade.
Violence and bloodshed with disgraceful frequency. Truth be told, there is no government, what we have now is pure anarchy. “Many of our youth have since lost direction. From betting booths to drinking pubs and to balance their emptiness, they have gone into large scale drug abuse. “If children are indeed our future, do we have a future? And if the youth are tomorrow’s leaders, then we are in dire straights.
“Our economy is in shambles, government is borrowing for recurrent spending. Security sector leaves much to be desired.
“We must arise to serve our fatherland, to provide leadership that will redirect and channel our children and youth energies to pull our nation from the brink to a veritable land of prosperity in peace and unity.”
Coming on a platform, the Movement for Good Governance (M4GG), he said it in the past 12 years has been preparing transformational leaders from the 36 states and Abuja that will transcend future generations.
He said the Eric Amagada Campaign Organization promises to elevate the quality of electioneering and upgrade democracy to meet the yearnings of the people for good governance on resumption at Aso Rock on May 29, 2023.
According to him, his campaign manifesto is built on five pillars: *Reduction of cost of governance. *Diversifying the economy. *Provision of total security including food and social security. *Diplomatic engagement and *Restructuring for growth. “So that mothers can again call their children to “come chop.”
Families can go to bed knowing that Nigeria stands at their doorstep to keep watch at night and “nothing dey happen.
“That families will live in affordable housing without fear of landlord ‘wahala’ and that Nigerians can dream again of attaining lofty heights in academia and industry with incentives provided by government in a nation where everything works,” he said.
He called for support and participation of Nigerians in the active pursuit of these goals. Amagada added: “we have made room for your gifts, skills and talents including other endowments and financial support and together, we will win.”