The Allied Peoples Movement, (APM) Presidential Candidate, Princess Chichi Ojei has vowed to win the presidential election in February 2023.
Ojei, who is the only female candidate in the race, expressed optimism that she will emerge victorious as a result of votes she hopes to get from women and youths.
The presidential hopeful made the statement on Friday in Abuja, while delivering a New Year statement tagged “2023: A glorious Future Beckons for Nigerians.”
She also said that being the only female candidate in the contest gives her a better chance of winning.
Ojei said: “With the increased demographics of Nigerian women and youths, I stand a better chance of winning the people’s mandates against other candidates.
“As we approach one of the most historic general elections in the annals of Nigerian politics, it is no secret that the demographics of Nigerian women and youths have increased tremendously.
“I am appealing to all Nigerians who are eligible voters, to obtain their Permanent Voter’s Cards, especially women and youths, to vote the Allied Peoples Movement.
“I am the only female and one of the youngest contestants running for the office of president in the 2023 Nigeria general elections and a vote for me, is a vote for our future.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari earlier said his administration has made it difficult for future elections to be rigged in Nigeria.
A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said the president stated this while hosting West African Elders Forum Pre-Election Mediation Mission, led by former Sierra Leonean President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at the State House, Abuja.
Buhari also said Nigerians are now free to vote for whatever political party or whichever candidate they want in 2023.
He restated that the 2023 general elections would be free, fair and credible, as manipulations would not be allowed in any form.
The statement was titled “President Buhari to West African Elders: our election will be free, fair, credible.”
Buhari expressed thanks to his guests for their service to the sub-region as he cited the off-season elections held in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States, as pointers to the Nigerian Government’s readiness to allow people to elect leaders of their choice.
He said; “Thank you for accepting to do this service for our sub-region. That right is a guarantee. We are settling down, and making progress. People should vote whoever they want, in whatever party.
We shall not allow anyone to use money and thugs to intimidate the people. Nigerians know better now, they are wiser, and know that it is better to dialogue than to carry weapons. Elections are even more difficult to rig now.”