A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Barr. Adewole Adebayo has said that his party and others working together will wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking after he declared his interest to contest for the 2023 presidential election, Adewole said he has confidence that with the new Electoral Act, his party and other platforms collaborating will win the presidential election.
“Nigeria as a country is besieged with myriads of challenges without visible solutions in sight. The leaders know the solutions but they have deliberately ignored them, allowing the masses to suffer.
According to Adewole, Nigerian leaders deliberately ignore solutions to the country’s problem for selfish reasons.
“The solutions are known but the leaders have been shying away from them. Nigeria requires leadership that is why we are contesting under the platform of the SDP to provide the desired leadership,” he started.
The lawyer-turned politician said though he is not averse to the idea of a third force that he has now settled in the SDP to contest the presidential election and win it for the good people of Nigeria and ensure they have the required leadership.
“I am in the SDP to win the presidential election for Nigerians. When that happens, Nigerians will see and experience quality leadership,” Adewole said adding that SDP is the best platform for him and Nigeria.
He said the SDP, working in alliance with other parties, coupled with the recently signed Electoral Act will win the election.
“We are coming with freshmen and fresh ideas. The problem of Nigeria is not what we have but how to manage even that which we have. In the past, when the resources were managed well, the country grew in leaps and bounds,” Adewole said adding that he will also protect the interest of women and youths.
“Women are part of the country. I have brought my wife here. The problem of women is the same problem of the country. Women want jobs, women want security, they want a good society and they want freedom. Everyone wants that,” Adewole said.
While lamenting the recurring cases of fuel scarcity and power outages, Adewole said generating electricity is not rocket science.
” You generate power in your house through solar and power generating sets. Why can’t it work for the entire country? The politicians in power don’t want it to work. This administration has negative electricity generation initiative”, he said.
On the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, Adewole said he would permanently resolve the issue as a sitting president.
“It’s a problem that can be solved. Something can be done about it to put this strike issue to a permanent stop. We have so much money, yet ASUU is on strike. I will ensure that the tertiary institutions are managed by academia. As long as the non-academic people continue to manage the universities, we will continue to have problems,” Adewole said.