In 2018, I sought the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party to fly their flag as a presidential candidate of Nigeria.
Today, I am formally launching my campaign. Too many of our people are not doing well economically.
The most important question is, are you better off than you were four years ago?
That is why I am here to tell you how we want to get Nigeria working again. I also want us to discuss the issue of getting Nigeria working again together.
So many politicians have made policies they cannot deliver one. I am not here to just make grandiose promises, but promises that are achievable.
I have worked with experts over the past several years.
I am not talking about what I could do, I am talking about what I have done before.
While vice president, I chaired Nigeria’s economic council and took policies that boosted the country’s gross domestic product.
We brought telephone connections from a few hundred thousands to over 100 million today.
We were able to achieve this because we had a plan.
I am here to unveil my plan for Nigeria. A plan that will increase Nigeria’s productivity. A plan that will care for our women. A plan that will help create jobs.
One thing I have learnt from travelling across the country is that our people need jobs. Without jobs, people would continue to live in poverty. I am here to restructure the polity and get Nigeria working again.
If elected president, I will be proactive in attracting investment and supporting small and medium scale enterprises.
I plan to create 2.5 million jobs annually and lift 50 million people out of poverty in the next eight years.
Our SME venture capitalists initiatives will help people out of poverty. My plan will lead to vast increast in internally generated revenues.
No state would receive less funding than they do today, in fact all states would receive more.
I started off as an orphan selling firewood in Adamawa State, today I am here.
Thank you for watching. May God bless you and bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.