Delta State-born social innovator, Chukwuka Monye, has decrlared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
The 43-year-old technocrat made his intentions public on Saturday as Nigeria celebrates the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
Monye decried the current state of Nigeria, noting that it is time for the younger generations to take over governance from the older generation.
He said, “On this special day, which is also the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, I want to start by recognising and honouring our gallant and brave heroes who fought and sacrificed for the existence of our great Nation.
“Although, I wonder if our founding fathers would be content with the state of our nation day.
“Some of the questions that come to my mind are; how are Nigerians faring? How are owners of small businesses able to sustain their livelihood?
“How do we measure the value of a life when the pillars of the health sector are crumbling? How can we go about our daily lives freely when violence, crime and banditry are on the rise?
“How are we empowering our children when the educational systems are declining? How can we cater to the needs of the youth when there are not enough jobs? These are some of the questions that bother me and perhaps are questions that our heroes past and present are pondering”
“For this reason, I, Chukwuka Monye, present myself to serve as the President of this great nation, Nigeria”