By Sylvanus Tyoakaa Abuja
Former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared his intention to contest for the 2023 Presidential race on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Addressing supporters on Wednesday in Abuja, he said he will appropriately tax the rich to provide amenities for the poor.
“It is in the interest of the rich to pay that tax so they can enjoy their wealth,” he said
Oshiomhole said he will purchase the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination and expression of interest forms in the next few hours.
He said, “If we can subsidise petroleum products to the tune of trillions then we can subsidise education, agriculture etc.”
The former APC National Chairman, said if elected President, he will insist that textile and automobile companies who want the continued patronage of Nigerians must relocate their factories to Nigeria to give jobs to the teeming youths of the country.
“I have come here this afternoon for one purpose to formally declare that I, Adams Oshiomhole, hereby declare with confidence my desire to contest for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of a party that we co-founded, All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I think the challenges we face today are very clear to me. Having being president of the Nigeria Labour Congress for eight years through a democratic process and I had the opportunity to speak truth to power and to engage power.
“I believe many of you who are of my age or 40 years and a little less than that will have memories of those days, we spoke truth to power about policies whether they were economic policies, social policies, healthcare policies among others”, he said.