Ambassador Felix Johnson Osakwe, has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Nigeria Rescue Movement, (NRM) after a keenly contested nomination process in Abuja. Ambassador Yahhaya Kyabo Fagge, was nominated as his running mate in the race to Nigeria’s presidency in 2023.
This was made known by the party National Chairman Isaac Chigozie Udeh in Abuja on Monday, as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC winds down on the nomination process for the forthcoming general elections in the country.
Osakwe, a clergyman said his party was poised to rescue the nation from the inherent imperfections in her body polity; declaring that Nigerians should gear up for a new country where the opinions of all shall count with all segments of the Nigerian society as stakeholders.
He noted that the time has come for the citizens to embrace genuine and practicable change from the norm noting that when given the mandate in 2023, his party will dwell on harnessing the diversities inherent in the nation to better unite the people taking it beyond the realm of ethnic agitations, poverty-induced banditry and security, poor power supply and unmanageable infrastructure to foster enduring peace and unity.
The Ndokwa Delta State-born preacher who was the Presidential candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP in the 2019 election, stated that the time has come for all Nigerians to rise above ethnic cleavages to build on the foundation put in place by the founding fathers of the Nigerian State adding that it was time for the nation to move forward developmentally to meet the challenges of the contemporary global community.
The NRM according to him has in its kitty the plans to develop human and material resources particularly the youths in capacity building and aggressive empowerment to bequeath on the nation a productive population that can stand tall anywhere in the world.
Nigeria, he maintained, had suffered dearth of purposeful leadership which he said, the NRM has come to provide in its visionary governance.