Group urges Tafawa Balewa to run for pres­i­dent

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Balarabe Alka­s­sim

A group, Nige­ri­ans For Change, has urged Dr. Ab­dul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa to con­test next year’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

Co­or­di­na­tor of the group, Prince Dele Olu­ajo in a press brief­ing yes­ter­day in Abuja, said TafawaBalewa’s pedigree qual­i­fied him for the ex­alted po­si­tion.

He said Nigeria needed a redeemer to lead the coun­try, who is com­pletely unadul­ter­ated with new per­son­al­ity.

Olu­ajo noted that Tafawa Balewa has the un­der­stand­ing of the con­tem­po­rary world’s so­cioe­co­nomic and po­lit­i­cal or­der to lead Nigeria.

The co­or­di­na­tor ex­plained that it took the group five years to come up with its po­si­tion on the can­di­da­ture of Balewa.

A mem­ber of the group, Miss Binta Ojoma, said the group has handed down a 21-day ul­ti­ma­tum to Balewa to for­mally de­clare his in­ten­tion to con­test the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion or they would force him to do so.

She said the people leading the coun­try to­day have dis­ap­pointed many Nige­ri­ans as they only think of them­selves rather than the gen­er­al­ity of the people.

Mr. Ukah Ebube, the Di­rec­tor of Strat­egy, Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Stu­dents (NANS) said Balewa has the ca­pac­ity to take Nigeria to the next level, es­pe­cially in the area of ed­u­ca­tion.

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