Presidency: N100m APC fees to scare youths, we’ll buy it — Aspirant

Dr Nicholas Felix, 2023 Presidential hopeful

Dr Nicholas Felix, a 40 -year old U.S based APC presidential aspirant, says the N100m Expression of Interest and Nomination forms will not stop him from pursuing his ambition.

Felix, who said this on Saturday in Lagos while formally declaring his aspiration to contest the 2023 presidential election said: “I didn’t expect it to be this expensive, but I later got different views about it. If the purpose of the high cost of the form is to scare the youth, I will not be scared.

“In fact, by next week I will purchase the form. It is time for a youth to come on board and do something differently. Nigerians have been yearning for a young leader and the time is now.”

The cleric, who came third in the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Coalition Party (PCP) said that the youth would still buy the form to create a better society.

According to the youthful American-based cleric, what Nigeria needs now is a vibrant youth as President, someone who will bring in fresh ideas into governance of the country.

He said that as the youngest aspirant currently in the party, he was not scared by big-wigs in the party.

He said Nigerians would wake up to a big shock on how the 2023 general elections would come out.

He said Nigerian youths must wake to be the generation that would end insecurity, create jobs, tackle health crisis and capital flight associated with it.

“To achieve the Nigeria of our dreams,. Nigeria needs someone with my pedigree, required knowledge, vibrance and skill.

“I am in the race to change the Nigerian narrative through the support of the not-too-young-to-run law, promising to bring more young professionals home and abroad together to contribute to the development of our great nation.”

Reeling out his seven-point agenda, Felix said: “Rescuing Nigeria and Nigerians from perennial insecurity by strengthening and equipping of our military formation and the police force.

Felix promised not to betray Nigerians if elected.

According to him, his administration intends to turn away from our culture of consumerism to becoming a producing and self-sufficient nation.

Felix, who promised to continue with the diversification of the nation’s economy, pledged to develop the solid mineral sector and invest massively in agriculture, to put Nigeria on the map, as a major food belt in Africa.

“We will tackle our electricity problem head-on, from generation to transmission and distribution, as we intend to explore other sources of energy without relying on our hydrothermal and gas potential alone.

“Most importantly, on the front burner of our policies, I will champion the cause of peace and unity of our dear country,” he added.

According to him, since good governance precedes development, it has become imperative for him to surround himself with the most qualified and experienced professionals to help pilot the affairs of this great country- Nigeria, in the right direction.

He said that through his array of initiatives, as one who has lived, worked, and employed professionals abroad, particularly in the U.S., he would work with professionals at home and in diaspora to strengthen the nation’s economy.

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