*plans to unleash 15 million jobs
A presidential aspirant in the 2019 general elections on the platform of the Labour Party, Placid Mmaduabuchukwu Emmanuel, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s ascendancy to power as divine and a product of prayers.
Addressing a press conference in Awka Monday, Mr Emmanuel said the President Buhari was brought into power by God to help expose the enemies of the nation and real sponsors and apologists of the national calamity called Boko haram and its twin – the blood-thirsty and murderous herdsmen.
He said that his victory came to him (Buhari) as a surprise, saying he never believed he would become the President as a former head of state.
“God has a reason for bringing Buhari. He brought him as an answered prayer. Nigerians were praying for God to reveal who the sponsors of Boko Haram were.
“God brought him to power so he’ll expose those behind the killings in the country and for us to see those killing us secretly,” he said.
The presidential hopeful who reeled out his 7-point agenda, including power, education and health, said he was not in the race to match force with the incumbent or any other; but to change the status quo.
According to him, “I’ve not come to match Buhari’s money or power. But I’m here to contest and win the presidency to change the lives and lot of Nigerians from the shit hole reputation, to a Sheraton home status.
“You don’t need money to contest this election because Nigerians have experienced something more painful and demeaning than giving them money at this time.
“When the time comes, you’ll see the powers that be go to sleep and wake up just to discover they have lost Nigeria they once held by the jugular.
He further dismissed the Igbo agenda as selfish and wishful thinking, saying “any agenda that does not reflect the security of lives and property of Nigerians should be discarded.”
Mr Emmanuel gave details on how he intends to create an aggregate number of fifteen million jobs in various sectors of the nation’s economy within his first eighteen months in office. The jobs, he added would come in three phases – five million jobs within June to December 2019; another five million jobs coming within January to June 2020, and the next five million jobs coming between July to December 2020.
Emmanuel, a music composer, movie writer and producer said he had already picked his nomination form, adding he has no challenger in the party and emphasized the rights to free speech, expression, health, education, and life shall be guaranteed under his watch as president of Nigeria.
He expressed readiness to introduce an administration where all citizens must be connected to the national grid of electricity supply adding that no one would be denied electricity supply for 24 hours.
He said all the distribution companies (Discos) would either shape up or ship out under his administration as every worker must justify his job.