Former Presidential spokesperson, Dr Doyin Okupe, on Tuesday, declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
In a statement titled, ‘2023: Doyin Okupe promises a government that prioritises the needs of the poor as he officially declares presidential ambition,’ issued by his media office.
“I believe I have the knowledge, the requisite national political experience and intellectual capacity and wisdom to halt the social and economic decadence, insecurity and pervasive poverty that have nearly made life meaningless in Nigeria.
“I want to run a government which for the first time will make the life, wellbeing and safety of lives and properties, especially of the poor and needy a major priority.” he said.
He also promised that if given the mandate, he would radically change the budgeting process to make it people-oriented “rather than the fraudulent budgets we have run year in year out for the last 60 odd years.”
According to Okupe, 30 per cent of the national budget from 2023 under his administration would be devoted towards the social welfare of the Nigerian people.
“The wealth of the nation will be enjoyed by the nationals not multinationals, foreign contractors and elites in the country.” He also promised.