Former KOWA Presidential Candidate: I Would Have Outperformed Buhari


Former KOWA Presidential Candidate: I Would Have Outperformed Buhari

Prof. Remi Sonaiya, a former KOWA presidential candidate in the 2015 presidential election, has stated that she would have performed better than President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sonaiya who came 12th during the election after polling 13,076 votes claimed she would have done better if given the opportunity to lead the nation.

The outspoken academic turned politician, speaking with Premium Times, said she was ever ready to lead Nigeria anytime she was called upon.

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Speaking on how she felt vying for the presidency, she proudly recalls:

“I am very happy I participated. I had no illusions going in.

“I knew it would take time to bring about a shift in the political culture of money and violence which had been so entrenched in our system.

“I was glad that I had votes in every single state in the country.

“ I believe the chauvinists too would come round when they realise we need a change.”

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The former KOWA presidential candidate when asked if she would have done things differently than the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, said:

“Of course, I would have done better by God’s help.

“For example, I would have consulted widely in selecting members of my cabinet.

“So that we would get the best people to manage our affairs in different sectors.

“Party considerations would not have been primary; the interest of the country would have been.

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“And I would have gotten the cabinet in place before my inauguration.

“so that we would really hit the ground running.

“It’s strange to nominate people for ministerial positions and not have them assessed by the Senate on their competence in specific areas.”