Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Ayim Pius Anyim has assured Nigerians that his presidency would restore their hope in the country. Anyim, who is one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noted that a large number of Nigerians are losing hope in the country. He spoke when he re-ceived the League of Nigerian Youth for Equity and the League of Young Women Club, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
The former President of the Senate assured that Nigerians would be proud of the country if he becomes president, adding, “a greater and better Nigeria will serve all of us better.” He thanked the groups for their support, adding that he would count on them when full campaigns are allowed to commence. Leader of the League of Nigerian Youth for Equity, Alhaji Mohamed Lawan, said the group was supporting Anyim’s ambition because of his track record of good performance. Lawan said: “The unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct and non-negotiable, as such; all the stakeholders (and) major ethnic groups must have a sense of belonging in the governance and leadership structure.” The youth leader described the Igbo nation as the “third leg of the tripod”, regretting that the ethnic group was “deliberately shut out of the leadership of the country.” Lawan warned: “That the tripod should not be allowed to collapse.” Chief (Mrs) Lilian Cosmos, leader of League of Young Women Club, said Nigeria needs a president with an open and accommodating heart like Anyim.
Nigeria, she said, needs new leadership which she said Anyim represents, hence her group had re-solved to work for the emergence of the former senate president as Nigeria’s president in 2023.