A Nollywood actor, Ayo Lijadu, on Tuesday declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election.
The actor who starred as Prof. Ezeka in Nollywood movie, Half of a Yellow Sun, has featured in up to 100 Nollywood flicks.
“I would like to officially inform members of Kowa Party and by extension, the NEC of our great party, that I, Ayodele Cyril Lijadu, would like to contest the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of Kowa Party, beginning, of course, with the party primaries, slated for sometime in 2018,” Lijadu said in a statement.
- “I have come to the conclusion that this nation is gradually slipping into the status of a failed state, largely due to the fact that virtually ALL our leaders, past and present, have CONSISTENTLY FAILED to execute the sacred mandates of their offices, bestowed on them by a trusting populace, by showing exemplary leadership qualities of discipline, uprightness, incorruptibility, truthfulness, firmness, justice, equity, fairness, amongst other traits expected of visionary and disciplined leaders.”
- “I have one single mission embarking on this journey; to provide the kind of leadership that the people of this country have always yearned and craved for; a truthful, just, fair, bold, unfearing, incorruptible, disciplined, firm, focused, and visionary leadership.”
- Public declaration
- Manifesto and website “detailing those critical areas of governance I feel passionate about, and which I hope to harmonize with Kowa Party policies on governance.”