by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Former Senate President, Sen. Pius Anyim, has exploded that, “If PDP wants to win, it should respect zoning, because the only formula is fairness, justice and equity, and if we don’t rotate, we will lose the election.
“I am seeking to guarantee the peace and progress of this country. If I become the President, I won’t tolerate crisis in Plateau; I will turn Jos to be International City and a home for all,” he said.
He was speaking to PDP members in Jos on Monday to notify them of the party of his intention to contest for the 2023 Presidential election.
He strongly called on the People’s Democratic Party to respect zoning as enshrined in the party’s constitution, if the party wants to win the 2023 elections.
According to him, the 2023 is a defining moment in the history of the country and only equity, fairness, and justice would guarantee victory for the party.
He said he was in Jos to solicit their support as he has the requisite qualifications, experience and capacity to lead the country, adding, among other things, that though, from the South East region of the country, he is contesting as a Nigerian, who is acceptable to all regions of the country, as leadership in the 21st Century requires one with the needed capacity to deliver on the job.
“I am privileged to present to you my expression of Interest Form. I want you to know that, having a credible educational qualification is very important because this is the 21st Century where as a leader, you must have a level of training such that he will understand and have a complete mastery of the challenges of this time,” he noted.
The ex-Senate President stressed that, “I have a credible track record in all the places I have worked; integrity and honour are critical for every leader, but today’s leadership requires capacity and competence.”
He said, “Nigerians are longing with nostalgia for the Goodluck Administration. I was the engine room of that administration and, if we are looking for experience, qualification, honour, integrity, capacity, and competence, I have put my credentials on the table.”
Sen. Anyim noted thus: “2023 is a defining moment in the history of this country. The nation has to grow, and we have had a checkered history of going forward-and-backward; we all must rise and save this country.
“Power rotation is captured in the party constitution. There is no zone that you will not get capable hands to lead; no section can do it alone.”
Also, State Chairman of the Party, Hon. Chris Hassan, stated that, Sen. Anyim has the capacity to be the President of this country and assured of the State’s support, saying, “And when you get there, don’t forget Plateau State.”