Abia woman announces decision to contest for president in 2019

Abia woman announces decision to contest for president in 2019

- Angela Johnson believes she can become the first female president of Nigeria

- Angela says her ambition was divinely inspired by God

- She says men have tried in leading the country but that it is time for a woman to move Nigeria forward

A Nigerian woman, Angela Johnson, has declared her interest to contest for the seat of the president as the country marches towards its general election in 2019. The Abia politician says her dream is to become the first leader of the nation.

Daily Independent reports that Angela spoke in her country home, Amuvi community, where she met with the traditional rulers.

She, however, did not mention the political party under which she intends to actualise her ambition but said her aspiration was from God.

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“What I have come tell you is that I have come out to aspire to be the first female president of Nigeria, my desire is to move Nigeria to another place where every citizen would be glad that they are Nigerians," she said adding that women have what it takes to lead Nigeria.

“I am here to tell you about my divine visitation from God who told me to come out and redeem my country from misrule.

“The project is not tied to ethnic nor gender factors but rather to serve my country.

“What motivated me was that when I was growing up and saw the way things had been going on in this country right from Independence, a lot has not changed, you expect the country to move forward, I have watched and gone through the constitution yet it cannot be implemented.

“Nigeria needs committed people that love themselves; it needs someone that can lead the people of this nation to move forward.

“Men have tried but I believe it is time for me come in and lead the way that God would be glorified.

“God has already given us mandate on how to rebuild Nigeria; the governance is here but it has not been followed; there is no transparency in the running of affairs of this country," she added.

Chief Isaac Okwara Onoh, Ezeogo 111 of Agbangwu village as well as Chief Thomas Nlemanya Okoroji, commended her for the courage to make her intention public.

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They also gave her their royal blessing to become victorious in her quest.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Prof Olufumilayo Adesanya-Davies, a professor of language and communication arts at the Rivers state University of Education, recently announced her intention to contest for the presidency in the 2019 election.

The aspirant made her position public while addressing journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, on Tuesday, January 2.

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