Coalition of 350 groups on Thursday bought nomination and expression of interest forms for the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim.
Anyim is among the bigwigs seeking to clinch the coveted position of President during the 2023 general election under the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP).
The group is under the auspices of “Coalition for Greater Nigeria 2023,” comprising Nigerian women, support groups across the country.
They are driving the ‘Greater Nigeria 2023 Project,’ fors Anyim’s Presidential Campaign across Nigeria.
The leader of the coalition, Mayor Samuel, said that they purchased the forms for Anyim to, demonstrate their unshaken confidence in his capacity and suitability to lead Nigeria at this point of the country’s history.”
He said, ”though some of the coalition members were not partisan, they decided to take interest and play active roles in the processes leading to the election of the next President of Nigeria in 2023.
“Nigeria, our dear country, is passing through very difficult times.
“The events of the last few weeks and the bitter experiences ordinary citizens have been subjected to have terribly shaken the confidence and faith of Nigerians.
”This is in the ability and commitment of the leadership of this country to protect the lives and cater for the needs of Nigerians.
“If by 2023, Nigeria fails to get the leadership question right, the future will be very bleak.”
Samuel stated that the group, therefore, decided to throw in the ring by getting directly involved in the process of choosing who will be the candidate of the PDP.
He said: ”It is the Party Nigerians are hanging their hopes on for a secure, peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria, come May 29, 2023.
“In order to ensure we get it right this time, we have decided to lead other support groups and partners of Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim to purchase the forms for him to contest in the PDP presidential primary election.
“We took this step because we are convinced that Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, has the capacity, competence, experience, exposure, temperament and humility to provide the quality of leadership Nigeria needs now to pull our country back from the brinks.
“Sen. Anyim understands Nigeria, the peculiar challenges we are presently facing and has the capacity to find solutions to those challenges.
“We are glad that he has offered to lead the charge to rebuild, reunite and reposition Nigeria.
“We therefore call on all Nigerians of goodwill to rise to the challenge and join hands together to ensure that Sen. Anyim wins the presidential primary of the PDP.
”Then, he will ultimately become the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the May 29, 2023, by the special grace of God.”
Accepting the form, Anyim commended the various support groups, even as he promised not to fail them and the country.
“I feel highly elated and humbled by the action. It is an act of patriotism and I promise I will not fail you.
“My aspiration is to usher in a better Nigeria based on the principles of equity and fairness. Today is not a day for long speeches,” Anyim said.