The National Chairman, National Action Council (NAC) Dr. Olapade Agoro on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election.
He said that both the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had failed Nigerians.
Agoro, who declared his ambition during a meeting attended by NAC leaders across the country, revealed that he decided to join the race with a 21-point agenda to address series of socio-economic and political problems in Nigeria.
He disclosed that with his agenda, “Poverty and Crime Eliminating 21 Points Objectives”, incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC would be wiped off in the Nigeria political landscape.
He said that President Buhari hasdno reason to seek Nigerians’ mandate for the second term, having failed the people of the country.
Agoro revealed that he will pick his running mate from the South-Eastern part of the country who will not be more than fifty five years of age.
He revealed that the principle of true federalism with each state being allowed to develop at her own pace will be prioritized, while the “oneness and unity of Nigeria shall never be allowed to be challenged.”
Agoro maintained that his government will rigorously pursue Rural Development Agenda (RUADA) under which each registered voter in Nigeria will be given the sum of N1 million to invest in rural communities.
He added that if voted in power, the era of treating issue of corruption with kid gloves will be over, noting that all moribund national institutions will be revisited, revamped and brought back to life.
Agoro promised that “Manufacturing industries shall be compulsorily and aggressively assisted to produce maximally to meet home demands and export; all federal research institutes shall henceforth be adequately funded to meet global research demands.
“Power generation shall be aggressively pursued and improved upon from the ever 4000MW recurring to at least 10000MW constantly guaranteed. Aggressive pursuit of security for lives and property of the citizens”.