Half Of A Yellow Sun Actor Joins 2019 Presidential Race
A Nollywood actor has declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Ayo Lijadu who starred as Professor Ezeka in the Nollywood movie, Half of a Yellow Sun, will be contesting for the office under the platform of KOWA Party.
"I would like to officially inform members of Kowa Party and by extension, the NEC of our great party, that I, Ayodele Cyril Lijadu, would like to contest the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of Kowa Party, beginning, of course, with the party's primaries, slated for sometime in 2018,” Lijadu said in a statement.
Lijadu, who has featured in many Nollywood movies numbering over one hundred, said his decision to be President of Nigeria was to save the situation where Nigeria is nearly becoming a failed state in the boulevard of plenty.
"I have come to the conclusion that this nation is gradually slipping into the status of a failed state, largely due to the fact that virtually all our leaders, past and present, have consistently failed to execute the sacred mandates of their offices, bestowed on them by a trusting populace, by showing exemplary leadership qualities of discipline, uprightness, incorruptibility, truthfulness, firmness, justice, equity, fairness, amongst other traits expected of visionary and disciplined leaders.”
He promised to provide the kind of leadership that Nigerians had always yearned and craved for if he was elected in 2019.
“I have one single mission embarking on this journey - to provide the kind of leadership that the people of this country have always yearned and craved for; a truthful, just, fair, bold, unfearing, incorruptible, disciplined, firm, focused, and visionary leadership.”
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