The United Democratic Party (UDP) on Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at its special Convention in Awka elected a United States of American based media practitioner, Mr Ishola Balogun as its presidential flag bearer in the forthcoming 2019 general election.
The 59-year old Molecular Biology expert and television programme host who owns and runs Amen Radio/Television in USA said he would make job creation, youth/women empowerment, security and unity his main priorities.
He also called for the de-emphasis on money in the nation’s polity so as to enable the best hand/brains come forward and participate actively in nation building.
He lamented the state of affairs in the country today, blaming past and present leaders for running the nation aground.
To him, the present system of government has no definition but an admix of confusion orchestrated by a host of confused mostly illiterate persons who lacked the zeal, love and tenacity to lead themselves or families let alone a nation like Nigeria.
He urged all the patriotic sons and daughters of the nation who believed in the nation not to despair as he was willing and ready to harness their great budding potentials to give the nation’s growth a real push when he wins the election next year.
From Chuks Collins, Awka