The publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, has declared his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election.
Mr. Nda-Isaiah will formally declare his intention to contest for the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket onTuesday, October 28, his campaign office said in statement Thursday.
According the statement by the office, Sam4Nigeria, the declaration will take place at the Idris Legbo Kutigi Conference Centre, Minna, Niger State, at 11am.
The Executive Director, Public Affairs of Sam4Nigeria, Ibrahim Tukur, said after over one year of consultations with family and friends, critical stakeholders, different groups, communities and leaders across the country, it was now time for Sam to formally step out.
He said, “Our country has never been in greater need for change. What came out loud and clear during our consultative tours were people telling us that they were tired of change as a slogan – they need change as an action word, now.
“For the first time in the history of Nigeria, our great party, the APC, offers change as an action word, a real possibility. The overwhelming feedback is that we also have an aspirant, Sam, who embodies the hopes and aspirations of party and country.
Mr. Tukur added that, “Sam stands for big ideas about the country’s future. At a time when the country is deeply divided he offers a strong unifying message and generational connectedness. He is in touch.”
The statement said the public declaration would offer delegates, party members and the public at large the opportunity to deepen the conversation about the country’s future with Sam and be a part of the train for change.
“It’s time for all those who are truly fed up with 15 wasted years of the ruling PDP to stand up with Sam and be counted,” Mr. Tukur said.