The resolute spirit of the late human right fighter, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, came alive last Sunday, March 25, 2018 as Comrade Jamaine Amen Imhontuniye, publicly declared his intention to vie for the office of president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the National Conscience Party (NCP) come the 2019 elections.
Delivering his maiden campaign speech at the Lagos State secretariat of the party at N0. 7, Olayinka Bamgbose Street, Ikeja, Imhontuniye released a ten-point agenda comprising Youth Employment, Food Care, Health Care, Housing Care, Education Care, Telecommunications, Water Care, Transportation Care Power (Energy) Care and Security Care.
The Edo State citizen of Ishan extraction vowed never to disappoint the Nigerian youth nor abandon the Gani Fawehinmi masses-oriented course, the foundation upon which NCP is structured.
According to the 49-year-old alumnus of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, if elected, he would maintain the plain, scandal- free, cashless and sacrificial governance of the party wherein there would be no god-fatherism, nepotism or any form of human worship that has constituted the bane of leadership, manifesting in all shades of corruption as have been witnessed in successive governments in the country.
“If you vote my party and by God’s grace, my person as the president of this great country, rest assured that you have voted in a servant who will do just what you want me to do; not a ruler who will end up making life even more unbearable for you as we have witnessed to date in the hands of Nigerian rulers who cannot guarantee basic necessities of life, including security for the people”, Imhontuniye stated.
According to the Castro-like bearded activist, his government, when voted into power, would engender the real and ideal change that would positively impact on the life of every Nigerian; not a change where only a few privileged ones have the opportunity to actualise their life ambitions at the expense of greater majority of the citizenry.
The Massachusetts-trained psychologist and a minister of the gospel, also promised to run a very gender-friendly leadership whereby the interest of women and youth would not only be respected but also ensure they are adequately represented in his cabinet.
He vowed: “I have come to drain the swamp of corruption, cabalism, god-fatherism, unemployment, nepotism, ritual killings, insecurity, ethnic cleansing and all such evils.
I will never betray the youth of this country. I shall never betray the Masses’ cause for which Gani Fawehinmi lived and died”.
Adding his voice at the flag-off, the National Secretary of NCP, Comrade Ayodele Akele, assured that the national secretariat of the party would guarantee a level-playing ground for all candidates of the party who may be interested in any elective position at any level without any colouration of favouritism.
Aleke enthused: “Our party, the National Conscience Party, is not stigmatised with fraud and corruption.
“Our pedigree speaks for us; our clean heritage is our surety.
” We believe that having been disappointed by all other parties, people should now try another party preferably, the NCP which is neutral, sincere and committed to actualising the dream of the masses and meeting their expectations in governance which have always been dashed all these years”.