I’m ready to face firing squad if I fail to deliver as president — Okupe

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A former special assistant on public affairs to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has said he is armed with the knowledge required to end the growing insecurity, particularly banditry, bedevilling the country.

Okupe, who has said he may throw his hat into the ring for the 2023 presidential election, said unlike other people who have presided over the affairs of the country he would come armed with the master plan to fix the economic challenges of the country.

He said this in a tell-all interview with VanguardLive today.

The former presidential adviser, however, said that he is ready to face a firing squad if he fails to deliver, if elected as Nigeria’s President.

He said, “No president has ever given a detailed explanation of how they intend to tackle insecurity, improve the economy is this country. They always don’t give a blueprint.

“I have a masterplan to eradicate insecurity, particularly the activities of banditry. If the situation continues the same way, I am going to run for presidency.

“I am ready to face firing squad if I don’t deliver as President of Nigeria.”

Okupe said his decision to run for the highest political office in the country was informed by the experience he garnered from spending many years in the corridors of power.

“If all I am seeing is not handled better and properly too, I am telling you I am stepping out for presidency come 2023.

“If I have my way, I want to be a political coach (not a godfather). Mentor people and teach them what they should know before venturing into politics.

“I have been to the height of it all, we need to do things differently,” he said.

 

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