The race for the presidency of the Federal Republic widened yesterday with the formal entry of former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] Malam Nuhu Ribadu, who told reporters in Abuja that he would be on a mission to â€œremake Nigeria.â€ He however declined to name the party on whose platform he will run. Speculations were however rife that he will seek the ticket of either the Action Congress of Nigeria [CAN] or the Labour Party.
Speaking at an informal gathering in Abuja, Ribadu expounded his vision and mission, which he said would transform the country remarkably.
He said, â€œI want to remake Nigeria. Remake means a new thing, a fresh thing, a fresh hub, a chance for us to love ourselves, to build a nation out of our own country.
â€œI want to immediately, instantly provide those basic things. They are so important to us. I must insist that we must have security immediately. Instantly, there is no time to waste on that. I want to see that we can immediately solve the problem of power. I will come out with my programme and policy. It is not something you can give in one word.â€
On corruption, he simply said, â€œI want to make a full stop to corruption finally.â€