By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
Ahead of the 2019 elections, the presidential aspirant of the National Interest Party(NIP), Eunice Atuejide, has formally declared to run for the office of the President of Nigeria.
Atuejide, an indigene of Enugu State, who made the declaration in Abuja on Friday, promised to bring a transparent and accountable government if elected.
“I will bring to Nigeria a transparent and accountable government. A government where every public account can be scrutinized and our funds followed by our people” she said.
The female aspirant who is determined to move Nigeria forward,noted that the country needs good people without vested interest syndrome to take over leadership.
In her declaration speech, she said, “In offering myself to lead this country, my promise to you all is that I will always do that which is best for all the sides. My administration will not only focus on the interest of any persons, tribe, religion, ethnic group and so on, every person’s interest will be ably and properly represented.
“I guarantee us equality in the negotiation table. No side is superior to any other side. We will all be heard and we will together find solutions for all our problems” she added.
She further stressed that NIP is the political party of tomorrow, which guarantees members transparency, fairness, accountability and a free platform to compete for political office.
“Today, I officially offer myself to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Together we can save today and secure the future for our children. With you on my side, Nigeria Will be our greatest pride” she remarked.
While fielding questions from journalists, she promised that her administration will provide loans for Young Nigerians to go to school and get proper education, adding also that she will give power supply 100 percent attention by focusing on energy distribution.
On vote buying, she expressed dismay over the issue which said has become the norm, stating however, that she will work hard to bring out the unusual voters to vote for her and as well convince the ‘normal voters’ who sell their votes to adjust and and vote for the right candidate.
Speaking on having a woman president in Nigeria, she noted that it is time for a woman to become a president. “So many Nigerians are ready to have a woman president. You need people that are ready to interact, to be in power. I will ensure that losses are turned to benefit”
Furthermore, she stressed that, “Rotation of power should go to women, I hope that women would see there is nothing to be afraid of, they should stop seeking for percentage and gender equality. Women are too afraid to step out. Come out ladies, show your talent and let people see what you can do”.
Eunice Uche Atuejide is married with children and has vast educational background that cuts across Agriculture, Linguistics, Business Administration, Film making, acting and communications management as well as Law.