… vows to restore Nigeria on path of greatness
By Emmanuel Elebeke
A Nigeria born and United States of America based legal practitioner, Dr. Asukwo Mendie Archibong, has declared his intention to via for the office of the President in 2019 election.
At a media conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Archibong, also a philanthropists, said his intent was to Nigeria back on the track to greatness, insisting that Nigerian youth must take Nigeria from the old generating and move it to the next level.
He vowed to ensure constant power supply, potable water, robust infrastructure, respect for rule of law, and guarantee a safe and secure country.
Unveiling what he tagged, “10 Point Contract With Nigeria,” Archibong, an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, promised to provide free and functional education, improved healthcare delivery, create massive jobs for the unemployed as well as ensure restructuring of the country, if elected as the President of Nigeria.
Speaking on how he intends to end epileptic power supply plaguing the country, he said: “We must diversify our sources of energy to include wind power, solar power, nuclear power, coal, gas turbine and hydro-power.
“We must put in place an energy policy that aims to increase and stabilize power supply by diversifying our energy sources to ensure that we have energy security.
“Distribution of the energy generated is very important. We must boldly tackle the issue of distribution of power supply to all nooks and crannies of the country.”
On security, he said, “We must focus on building our military. We must focus on building a modern military, not to be used against Nigerians, but a military that will meet the challenges that we face today.
Archibong vowed to end medical tourism in the country, assuring that his administration would bring Nigerians in the Diaspora who are rated as the best in the field of medicine to rejuvenate the health sector.
His words, “As the President of Nigeria, I will not seek medical attention outside the country. We have Nigerians as medical doctors all over the world and within the country.
“We must develop a programme to attract medical experts in the Diaspora as well as encourage those in the country to remain.
“Our hospitals must be moved from mere consultation centres to world-class fully operational hospitals.”
Unveiling his manifesto entitled, “Take Back Nigeria”, Achibong assured that “ The audacity of performance is the boldness to execute steps that create constant power supply, constant water supply, a safe and secure Nigeria, a safe transportation system, a strong and professional military, free and improved education, free and functional healthcare, an independent judiciary, job creation, restructuring and granting more power to the states.”