Professor Pat Utomi, a former Presidential candidate on the platform of African Democratic Party (ADC) and a renowned Political Economists has said that Nigeria does not need someone who wants to become the president just because he is wealthy.
He made this known recently during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Professor Utomi said the country needs a selfless and intellectual leader to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He said “Nigerians need a person of competence and compassion, someone who is very selfless and a pan-Nigerian nationalist with a track record of a life service.”
“Not somebody who spends his life just thinking about himself and suddenly decides that okay I have enough money I can now lead them.”
He reiterated that “We need a true Nigerian accepted in all parts of the country, exposed to all parts of the country in the reality of his life not in talks and the person must have friends in every part of Nigeria. We need a person, who is interested in collegial leadership.”
“The prospect of a coalition that will change Nigeria, which I envisage, and is being put together as we speak, is a coalition of the youth, the women, the intellectuals and the professionals.”
Professor Pat Utomi however said that a coalition that will change the country in 2023 will soon be unveiled.