- Olapade Agoro says Nigeria is a country without the right leadership
- Agoro says he would not allow anyone to take over his party because he had sacrificed a lot to build it
- He promises to commence a revolution against corruption and wants Nigerians to be battle-ready
Despite suffering defeats since 2003, olapade Agoro, a Nigerian clergyman, has again won the ticket of the National Action Council (NAC) as its flagbearer in the 2019 presidential election.
Following this development, Agoro is expected to battle against Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as many other contenders for the seat.
The Nation reports that Agoro emerged during a national convention of the party in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.
The report quoted Agoro as describing Nigeria as a country without the proper leadership.
He said: “It is a shame and terribly bad that our so called leaders are not proud to be called Nigerians.”
The report said Agoro was also returned as national chairman of NAC for another four years at the convention monitored by an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“Nigeria is in need of a leader that will give us pride as a nation,” he said as he promised to prepare the party for the task of taking Nigeria to its land of promise.
He declared that he would not allow anybody to hijack the party which he said he had sacrificed for over the years.
“President Buhari wanted to fight corruption, but unfortunately corruption is now fighting him back,” he reportedly said.
While challenging President Buhari to tell the world how much he had spent in a British hospital, he was reported to have said: “We are in serious problem if the President does not believe in the country’s health care delivery system.
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“A lot of Nigerian leaders are corrupt, and for the country to get out of the mess there is a need for a clean and visionary leader to take charge.
“Very soon, the revolution against corruption will start in the country and all Nigerians must be battle ready.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Olapade Agoro recently urged President Muhammadu Buhari to forgo his plans to go for a second term in 2019.
The NAC national chairman said that he is not satisfied with the president's delivery so far. In his opinion, Agoro believes that the present administration has not performed to its fullest.
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