The list of females contesting to be Nigerian president has increased as Canada-based educationist, Benedicta Egbo, declared interest on Monday.
Stating her topmost agenda, the professor of education said her government will ensure an upward review of workers’ salaries and security, among others.
Naija News understands that Egbo joined the race under the platform of the National Rescue Movement.
The don said she purposely joined the presidential race to make right all the wrongs that past leaders had plunged the country into.
According to Egbo, corruption has increased significantly under the administration of the current government at the Federal level, saying that the corruption in Nigeria is so that it should be considered a National disease.
“Nigeria has become a beggar nation and if we are not careful, Nigeria will borrow itself into bankruptcy because no nation can borrow itself into prosperity for recurrent expenditure,” PUNCH quoted the aspirant as saying.
Egbo added: “I join the race to serve Nigerians because all past and current political leaders owe Nigerians an apology. Nigeria has never had it so good. The country has retrogressed rather than progressed.
“The frequent cross-carpeting of politicians from APC to PDP is evidence of unprincipled leaders who only care about their selfish interests and lack a sense of direction.
“Governance is more than waving umbrellas and brooms. Governance should involve good and principled leadership that is grounded in incompetency, patriotism and a vision for the common good. Instead, what we operate is a government of a few, for a few by a few.
“It is all psychological. I do not see why Nigeria is not ready for a female President. We need to change things. I am running because I want to see this country respected. We must reclaim our future.”