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Ahmed Sakil on Saturday emerged as the presidential candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) ahead of 2019 general elections.

Sakil, an agro businessman who was elected during the party’s primaries in Abuja, said that he would restore the nation’s lost glory in the education and health sectors.

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“Nigeria has the potential to be a developed nation and lead the way for other African countries to follow.

“This can only be achieved however, with a genuine leader that would prioritise the major sectors of the economy that will spur development.

“I am the man that will do the job, I promise to transform all the sectors and declare free education and healthcare systems.”

Sakil urged Nigerians to collect their voter cards ahead of the 2019 elections to enable them to exercise their franchise.

Prof. Bankole Okuwa, National Chairman, UPN, said that the party was not an ethnic one even though one of its pioneer members was from the west.

Okuwa said that the candidate had better plans to transform the nation if elected, adding that Nigerians needed to embrace the party that would develop the nation.

He said that the party’s ideas would be made into policies that would bring the required progress for Nigeria if chosen.