2023: Ogbonnaya Onu joins presidential race


Ogbonnaya Onu, the minister of science and technology, has stated his ambition to run for president on the All Progressives Congress platform (APC). 

At a ceremony in Abuja on Friday, Ogbonnaya Onu proclaimed his desire to compete for the highest position in the nation.  

The former governor of Abia also portrayed himself as a “man of enormous compassion,”

He also added that the state gave free care at public hospitals under his administration. 

However, Aside from the health sector, the minister stated that Abia has seen improvement in other areas of the state.  

“As a man of great compassion, and also believing that women are great builders of nations, I did not want any pregnant woman or child to die either during pregnancy or child birth”

This, however, is the most challenging periods in any woman’s life, just because the woman cannot afford to pay hospital bills”

“Hence, all pregnant women received free treatment in public hospitals,” the aspirant said. 

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“I also  want all Nigerians, particularly the youth to know that Nigeria has a bright future. Let there be nothing that can make any Nigerian lose hope about the future of Nigeria:. 

“The God that created us, gave our dear nation, everything that she needs to be a leader in the world”.

“Working together, we will make use of knowledge economy driven by STI to make Nigeria truly great”. 

“My fellow Nigerians, we also have the key to unlock the prosperity of our dear nation, and this key is also a knowledge economy driven by science, technology and innovation”. 

“This is so, because no nation has ever become truly great, whether in ancient or modern times, without the efficient and effective deployment of science, technology and innovation to nation building”

“I am convinced that I have the knowledge, experience, credibility, education having been trained in one of the best universities in the world, the vision, the integrity, maturity and a man who can be trusted”. 

“I most respectfully ask my political party, the APC, to elect me as its presidential candidate, and the people of Nigeria to elect me as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for me to be the chief servant of the nation.” 


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