Anyim Pius Anyim, a presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he has the capacity to “bring back the good old days”.
The former senate president said this on Monday while addressing PDP delegates in Kaduna.
Anyim, who described himself as a nation builder and a nationalist, said if elected president, his experience in politics will prove useful in the management of the country.
“I want to say that the situation we are in Nigeria today requires a consensus builder like me to bring all shades of opinions together and address everybody’s needs and bring unity back to Nigeria,” he said.
“We are about to recruit a leader — the person who will lead Nigeria out of these problems to growth, security and prosperity.
“We have no other country and what we looking for at a time like this is a man who will reunite us for us to be our brother’s keeper — that is the leadership I am offering.
“Today in Nigeria, many people will talk about insecurity; many people will talk and single out the economy. I can tell you that the problems are many and one leading to the other. If you ask me, the challenge before us now, is to get a leadership who knows the problems and how to solve the problems.
“To make Nigeria great again, I am going to address only one area. I have told you that if I revive the economy of Kaduna, even insecurity will come down.
“I speak as a nation builder; I speak as a nationalist. The foundation of our nation as it is can only be strengthened by a nation-builder. If I come to ask you for partnership, I am not only asking you to just support me, I am saying we must work together to build our nation, and if you have the right leadership, everything will work well.
“If you don’t get the right leadership, everything will go for the worst. I feel I am that leader Nigeria needs now. The reason is that from the vintage positions I have had in government, I have stabilised the parliament and laid a new foundation and since then, no impeachment ever happened in the parliament.
“I was the engine of government of the PDP administration headed by President Goodluck Jonathan and today, I hear Nigerians say bring back PDP and on the other side, the APC will say bring back Jonathan. If you support me, I will bring back the good old days. My government will be an all-inclusive government. If you vote me in, Nigeria will be greater again.”