While interested contestants for the upcoming 2019 Election have been either dropping hints or directly declaring their intention, no female has come out to indicate interest… Until Wednesday when Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh became the first female aspirant to declare to contest against the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
Promising to bring a different style to governance predicated on workable solutions, Dr. Ideh who is seeking to realise her ambition, via the platform of Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN) promised to hit the ground running upon assumption of office.
While declaring officially on Thursday in Abuja, Madam Ideh, popularly known as Elishama, said Nigeria at this time needs a different model of governance, “a leader who combines integrity with intelligence and a deep and vast understanding of the implications of the 21st global economy and Nigeria’s place in it.”
According to Dr. Elishama, who said she has seen faces of Nigeria’s past, present, and future, added that she has strived to reach for workable solutions to problems and challenges peculiar to the time and place of each her engagement. “I am a firm believer of the values, vision, and mission of this great party, and I’m committed to the actualization of its ideology and its innovative roadmap for the regeneration of Nigeria and the creation of the material and social wealth that will secure the present welfare and future security of Nigerians living today and generations yet unborn.”
Elishama promised to reform the country’s revenue generation and allocation structure, including federal tax regimes if givien opportunity as president of Nigeria. “My administration is determined, from the very first day of our assumption of office, to work towards reducing the cost and simplifying the processes and procedures of doing business anywhere in Nigeria, so that local and foreign investors to thrive. “We will work together to ensure fair remuneration in terms of wages, welfare packages and retirement benefits within the limits of our means. Periodics wage increase will be carried out, not on sentiment, emotional or even humanitarian ground but always according to our production capacity and corresponding revenues,” she promised.
Source: LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER