Tu­raki Lists Qual­i­ties Of Ideal Pres­i­dent

De­cries Non-im­ple­men­ta­tion Of Con­fab Re­port

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS - By Leo Sobechi, (As­sis­tant Pol­i­tics Ed­i­tor)

AFRONTLINE pres­i­den­tial as­pi­rant on the plat­form of Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), Mr. Kabiru Tan­imu Tu­raki, (SAN), has listed the es­sen­tial qual­i­ties Nige­ri­ans should look out for in the next Pres­i­dent, to in­clude in­tegrity, cred­i­bil­ity, in­tel­lec­tual abil­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Tu­raki, who is also the im­me­di­ate past Min­is­ter of Spe­cial Du­ties and In­ter­gov­ern­men­tal Af­fairs, tasked Nige­ri­ans on in­creased ac­tive in­ter­est in the coun­try’s gov­er­nance, stress­ing that the vari­ables for de­ter­min­ing po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship have changed, as peo­ple now look be­yond the char­ac­ter of po­lit­i­cal par­ties to the qual­i­ties of the can­di­dates for elec­tive of­fices.

He said this, when the Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Nige­rian Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence As­so­ci­a­tion (NPSA), led by Pro­fes­sor Aloy­sius Michael Okolie of the Univer­sity of Nige­ria, Nsukka, vis­ited his cam­paign of­fice to know his agenda for im­prov­ing the lots of the masses.

He said: “A pres­i­den­tial ma­te­rial at this junc­ture of the na­tion’s his­tory “must be some­one with in­tegrity, cred­i­bil­ity, well ed­u­cated, knowl­edge­able, ex­pe­ri­enced and able to build strong bridges of unity across the coun­try. It must be some­body that will treat Nige­ri­ans eq­ui­tably and de­cently, and above all, have the fear of God.”

While as­sur­ing the as­so­ci­a­tion that he has the vi­sion and the nec­es­sary po­lit­i­cal will to lead the coun­try, Tu­raki vowed to bring back trust, sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity and rule of law into gov­er­nance.

He listed his pri­or­ity ar­eas, if elected as tack­ling in­se­cu­rity, ad­dress­ing the crit­i­cal ques­tion of unity, in­clud­ing re­struc­tur­ing from dif­fer­ent facets to pro­mote eq­uity and fair­ness, re­vi­tal­is­ing the econ­omy, pur­su­ing sci­en­tif­i­cally-driven and value-added agri­cul­ture, in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tional de­vel­op­ment driven by tech­nol­ogy and geared to­ward em­ploy­ment gen­er­a­tion.

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