The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, says she will deal with politicians by blocking loopholes where Nigeria’s “collective wealth are siphoned”.
Ezekwesili, who was Nigeria’s former Minister of Education and Solid Minerals, made this comment Wednesday night while appearing on a CNN programme, Amanpour.
The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-convener assured Nigerians that she will end corruption, calling on them to vote out the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.
Her words: “I was the one who fixed public procurement system. I am not a stranger to the politicians they know me.
“I know how to deal with them by blocking all loopholes where our collective wealth are siphoned.
“I won’t be fazed by the strength of the political class. 2019 is a contest between those who have not delivered and the rest of us. Even the other candidates know I am better.”
On Chibok girls, the ACPN Presidential candidate said 112 girls were still on captivity.
Ezekwesili vowed to continue advocacy to ensure they, including Leah Sharing, are freed whole urging government to work harder on the issue.
On Boko Haram, the Presidential hopeful recalled: “A research we had at the World Bank showed that those communities where this menace thrive need to be engaged.
“We will provide jobs so that people will be busy and get paid.
“Second, my government will completely overall the security system. We need fresh hands and people who will end this problem.
“Third, we must also improve of our intelligence gathering with cutting-edge technology in order to be preemptive and proactive”.