Ahead of the 2023 General elections, Ibinabo Joy Dokubo has made history as the first female under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to declare her interest to run for President.
Dokubo who officially made her intentions known on Wednesday at Merit House in Abuja, further expressed readiness to work for the progress and development of the country, and to improve on the progress made by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The young aspirant who hails from Rivers State, urged Nigerains to support her Presidential Bid, adding that her areas of priority would be security, education and agriculture.
According to Dokubo, her plans to fix the worsening state of insecurity in the country includes the establishment of “Neighborhood Watch” to momitor and tackle the menace.
She said: “I stand before this great gathering to declare my intention to run for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) come 2023.
“As we can see, for the past seven years, our great party has performed tremendously well in all the sectors but the constant insecurity that has been witnessed in all parts of the country especially the north-east and the north-central has made Nigerians not to see our overwhelming achievements.
“Look at the overwhelming infrastructural developments in the roads, railway sector, just to mention but a few. In today’s Nigeria, there is no state in the country that is not witnessing road construction under our great party, the APC.
“I will build on the infrastructural development being witnessed by my party, the APC. I will ensure that once these roads are constructed they are regularly maintained to avoid total collapse. Also, as regards the rail construction, I will make sure we link up the rail lines to all the six geo-political zones to reduce the burden of moving heavy trucks by the roads instead of the rail.
“As a true Bakana, Kalabari, Rivers and Ijaw girl, I will connect the riverine areas to the city.
“I will make Nigerians realize that if given the mandate other measures that I want to put on ground to ensure that lives and properties are secured will not be disclosed elaborately here because of security reasons. I will give education priority by making it free for all including the less privileged.”