Former presidential media aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe has put his hat in the ring for the 2023 presidential contest in Nigeria.
Okupe made his intention to vie for the nation’s number one political seat known on Tuesday through a statement released by his media office.
The statement, titled “2023: Doyin Okupe promises a government that prioritizes the needs of the poor as he officially declares presidential ambition” says Okupe believes he has the right attributes to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
In the statement, he promised to use his experience and connection to correct years of misrule Nigerians have suffered.
He also vowed to prioritize the welfare of the citizens if he eventually gets to the position.
“I believe I have the knowledge, the requisite national political experience, and intellectual capacity and wisdom to halt the social and economic decadence, insecurity, and pervasive poverty that has nearly made living meaningless in Nigeria.
“I want to run a government which for the first time will make the life, wellbeing and safety of lives and properties especially of the Poor and needy a major priority,” Okupe said.
The former presidential media aide said he would ensure that “the wealth of the nation will be enjoyed by the nationals not multinationals, foreign contractors and elites in the country,” as he focuses on social welfare.
He promised to execute a social contract which he captioned” My covenant with God and Nigerians” which lists a seven-point agenda to include: Reset heal and reunite the nation; make the poor and needy the priority of government; end insecurity in two years; and increase revenue base with massive agricultural drive.
Okupe added that he would ensure electricity generation increases to 30,000 megawatts in three years; battle youth unemployment and revamp the national economy.