Former President of the Nigerian Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim said Nigerians would commend his leadership if he’s elected the next president of the nation.
Newspot understands that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member and an aspirant in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election made the declaration when he received the League of Nigerian Youth for Equity and the League of Young Women Club who paid him a courtesy visit at his office earlier today.
The former lawmaker observed that most citizens have given up on the nation considering the present situation in all spheres.
Anyim, however, boasts that the narrative will eventually change and people would be proud to mention Nigeria as their country when he becomes a president.
“When I become the President of this country, you will be proud to be called a Nigerian”, Anyim assured.
Harping on the oneness of Nigeria, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation said, “a greater and better Nigeria will serve all of us better.”
Anyim expressed his gratitude to the groups for their support adding that he would count on them when full campaigns are allowed to commence.
In his remark, Alhaji Mohamed Lawan, leader of the League of Nigerian Youth for Equity said the group was supporting Anyim’s ambition because of his track record of good performance.
He reiterated that the “unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct and non-negotiable, as such, all the stakeholders i.e, major ethnic groups must have a sense of belonging in the governance and leadership structure.
Anyim noted that the Igbo nation forms the third leg of the tripod that they have been deliberately shut out of the leadership of the country, warning “that the tripod should not be allowed to collapse.”
In her remark, the leader of the League of Young Women Club, Chief (Mrs) Lilian Cosmos said the country needs a president with an open and accommodating heart like Anyim.
Nigeria, she said needs new leadership which she said Anyim represents hence her group had resolved to work for the emergence of the former senate president as Nigeria’s president in 2023.