By Providence Emmanuel
Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who are seeking to contest 2019 presidential election have been urged to declare their interest now or vacate the political space.
Chieftain of the party and 2019 presidential aspirant, Chief Charles Udeogaranya made the assertion in Lagos during a chat with Vanguard.
According to him, “It a noble idea for one to seek to serve his or her nation in the office of Mr. President but unfortunately, my co-competitors are in the valley of hides and seek. I, therefore, call on all Nigerians who nurse the ambition to contest 2019 presidential election to publicly declare now or vacate the political space permanently.”
Chief Udeogaranya expressed dismay that one year and five months to the swearing in of a new president on 29th May 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari and all other serious Nigerians with presidential ambition have neither declared nor declined intention.
He said: “I declared presidential interest publicly since May 30th. In the US presidential election, it takes almost two years from the time the candidates announce they are running to the day that one of them will be sworn into office.
“It is not only necessary but politically healthy for the aspirants or candidates to tell the nation what they stand to benefit from his or her presidency and for the electorate to make up their minds on these candidates based on merits and demerits of their ideas.
“In these trial moments of our nation , Nigerians need enough time to know who may be their messiah or the demon that may add to their troubles.”
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