Nigeria Needs A Leader Who Combines Integrity With Intelligence – Ideh
A female presidential aspirant on the platform of Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN), Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh, has promised to grant the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the utmost independence if she emerges President in 2019.
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She made this known while declaring her intention to contest the 2019 presidential poll on Thursday in Abuja, adding that she is confident that she would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates at the election.
According to Ideh, what the country requires at the moment is a new model of governance, and that she was prepared for the task ahead with articulated workable solutions that will address the many problems confronting the country, if voted as President in the general elections.
“We will confront the monster of corruption with utmost vigour, but with a different mindset from past and current efforts. We will fight corruption in all its tangible and intangible manifestations. We will strive to enhance the Independence and autonomy of the EFCC in terms of its funding, privileges, powers and even the composition of its leadership,” she said.
Speaking further, Ideh stated that the EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies in the country would be allowed to carry out their duties without interference. She added that they will also not be use against her opponents, unlike the present administration.
“Unlike our opposition, who seek to use the EFCC as an attack dog to fight their opposition while shielding their friends from the consequences of corruption and other misdemeanors, we are confident in giving the EFCC the latitude it needs to carry out its statutory mandate and to prosecute cases without bias or prejudice, simply because we have nothing to hide.”
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that Ideh further stated that the country needs “a leader who combines integrity with intelligence and a deep and vast understanding of the implications of the 21st global economy and Nigeria’s place in it.”
“I am a firm believer of the values, vision and mission of this great party, and I’m committed to the actualization of its ideology and its innovative roadmap for the regeneration of Nigeria and the creation of the material and social wealth that will secure the present welfare and future security of Nigerians living today and generations yet unborn.”
“My administration is determined, from the very first day of our assumption of office, to work towards reducing the cost and simplifying the processes and procedures of doing business anywhere in Nigeria, so that local and foreign investors to thrive.”
“We will work together to ensure fair remuneration in terms of wages, welfare packages and retirement benefits within the limits of our means. Periodic wage increase will be carried out, not on sentiment, emotional or even humanitarian ground, but always according to our production capacity and corresponding revenues,” she stated.