A Presidential aspirant on the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, has identified good leadership as a solution to poverty and insecurity in Nigeria.
The former President of the Senate made the assertion on Thursday, when he met with the PDP delegates from Zamfara State, in Abuja.
Anyim, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, noted that poverty and insecurity would continue in the country if the right leader would not be elected as president in 2023.
According to him, Nigerians currently need a unified, safe, secure and prosperous country, where every citizen have legitimate source of living and equal opportunity.
Anyim, who decried the increasing number of deaths in Zamfara due to insecurity, said if elected president, he would restore peace and prosperity to Zamafara and Nigeria.
The presidential aspirant said that with the right leadership and right economy, Zamafara with its endowed natural resources, ought to be the richest state in Nigeria.
“Today, you all know my history and pedigree. You all know that wherever I work or step in; peace, stability, growth and prosperity, equity and fairness return there.
“All I am asking for is that 2023 is not going to be like other elections, we are trying to recruit a leader that will rescue Nigeria. It is not just an ordinary election.
“If we don’t recruit the right leader, life will continue to be meaningless. We will continue to be poor in the midst of plenty. I ask you for one thing let us partner to rescue Nigeria.
“If you ask me, in this partnership, what is the need for Zamafara? I will tell you that one, I will make sure that security and respect for human lives return to Zamafara.
“I will make sure that natural resources in Zamfara is manage for the benefits of Zamfara people and Nigeria. I will make sure that Zamafara become the richest state in Nigeria,” he said.
Anyim urged the delegates from the state to support him in his ambition to rescue Nigeria from its current challenges, including insecurity and poverty.
The presidential aspirant also advised the delegates not to allow themselves to be deceived.
He said that with the right leadership, the country would be returned to the path of growth and development, adding that he had the qualities to make Nigerians proud again.
The delegates in their remarks expressed confidence in Anyim’s capacity to lead Nigeria, beacuse of his knowledge of challenges in Zamfara State and Nigeria in general.
A delegate, Mrs Hawal Balarebe, who expressed hope that Anyim would carry women along when elected, he added that he would address the challenge of security affecting women mostly.
The PDP Zamfara State Chairman, retired Col. Bala Mande said that with Anyim’s antecedents, he could reverse the currently challenges in the country
“I believe with your antecedents you can reverse the security and economy situation of this country with peace and stability.
“And, once you achieved this, it will cut across every sector, transportation, agriculture, health and others.
“Once there is peace and economy revival, every human development index would be touched.
“What Nigerians need now is somebody who is calm and knowledgeable about the Nigeria, which are the attributes of Anyim,” he said.