Nda-Isaiah formally joins presidential race, lambasts PDP, Jonathan

The publisher of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, on Tuesday, formally declared his intention to contest the February 14 presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

At the event held in Minna, the Niger State capital, the aspirant lampooned the three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administrations since 1999, describing them as colossal failure.

He, however, promised that he would change the fortunes of Nigeria and prevent it from further decay and disintegration.

Mr. Nda-isaiah, 52, becomes the fifth presidential aspirant on the ticket of Nigeria’s main opposition party to declare their interest in the nation’s topmost political job.

The others are former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Governors Rabi’u Kwankwaso and Rochas Okorocha of Kano and Imo State, respectively.

Among those at the declaration ceremony chaired by the Senate Minority Leader, George Akume, were party leaders such as Mr. Abubakar; Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi; former Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi; former Communication Minister, Audu Ogbeh; and Mohammed Danmole, who represented Governor Babatunde Fashola.

Mr. Nda-Isaiah told the mammoth crowd of supporters that Nigeria’s misfortune was obviously accelerated from the time the PDP came to power 15 years ago and that he was in the presidential race to correct the rots caused by the party’s administrations.

“People are afraid of sending their wards to boarding schools in parts of the country because their kids could be burnt alive in their dormitories; they are afraid to send their daughters to school because hundreds of them could be kidnapped at the same time and turned into sex slaves,” he said.

“There are many more who are afraid to go to church or mosque because they could be bombed out of existence”.

The aspirant noted that the ruling party had shown it is incapable of giving the country the best thereby forcing Nigerians to accept Mr. Jonathan’s incompetence as well as his failures as part of their destinies.

He further said the PDP has also proved to be totally incapable of presenting its best people to Nigerians by forcing the people to meekly accept Jonathan’s incompetence and his failures as our destiny and then continue with him.

Mr. Nda-Isaiah said corruption under the PDP government had reached extreme levels to the extent that the Federal Government was no longer able to give state governments and other government units their due allocations.

According to him, because of the ugly development, state governments could not longer pay workers’ salaries.

The aspirant, however, explained that he was not planning to rule the country because Mr. Jonathan was a bad president but because he wants to change the cause of history.

“I want to be President. I have come to offer that change that will change Nigeria forever. I do not seek to be President simply because Jonathan is not a good President. I want to be that President that will change the course of Nigerian history forever,” he said.


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  • israel amulum

    Our young men shall dream dreams

  • emmanuel

    Nda Isaiah has failed party primaries on arrival.

    All key APC leaders who are Islamic refused to attend his declaration rally. He will sure get Sarah Jibrin’s treatment at the primaries.

    Attending is irrelevant to Oshiomole, Okrocha who have not political value for Isaiah.

    Who would say that the APC is not Islamic? Who is George Akume, Audu Ogbeh, Oyegun in APC? Inconsequential numbers of course!

    • bishopelo

      Why to your have to bring religion into everything? So you didn’t see Atiku there? It’s really so strange why must people reason like this.

  • Frank Bassey

    APC is funding your newspaper, LEADERSHIP. You always have cheap money to fritter away. It is easier for an Almajiri to rule this country than you; you know you are not going anywhere. Insulting the president and abusing his office does not show any strength of character for a man who says he wants to rule Nigeria.

  • Outraged

    Mumu writer, there is a difference between Ebola and Lassa. One is caused by poor unhygienic practices rodents in our homes while the other was brought into the country. Meanwhile it was fashola that fought ebola not Jonathan

    • Damilola

      Loooooooooooooooooolz I’ve not even finished typing the writer have got one… wonderful. There you have em, Mr. Jude.

  • Damilola

    Hmmm you go wound oo… the sons and daughters of anger, as someone will call them, will bounce on you soon. Nigerian understand Baba Gaskia so well that even if they lost members of their families each to this ineptitudeness, they will find reason for the Baba, why it has to be so. The problem right now is not in sonnet kind of pragmatic rhetoric, but a sort of paradigm that sinks between spell and fantasies. Have you ever met one at the filling station queuing with you to buy fuel at #130?? In that oddity, they have a reason. Most of em don’t have problem with exchange rate, in fact they don’t know what it means nor consequences. The little ones that do, have reasons. What of the thousands that have been laid off?… They all have reasons for the mallam’s govt. They understand him so well. GEJ must not try half of these.

  • Chuks

    Fashola, Amaechi and Chukwu fought Ebola while Jonathan thought it was the North that brought Ebola to prevent him from ruling. Jonathan fought decency, competence and accountability and converted them to indiscipline, incompetence and squandering respectively. His abysmal record in Bayelsa does not show someone with the capacity to understand how to tackle Ebola.