Ahead of the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations, Dr. Ognonnaya Onu has declared his interest to join the long list of presidential aspirants.
Announcing his interest at an event in Abuja on Friday, the minister said he deliberately delayed his announcement to allow Nigerians return from the festivities considering the importance of his ambition.
He said, “This key is a knowledge economy driven by science, technology and innovation. This is so, because no nation has ever become truly great, whether in ancient or modern times, without the efficient and effective deployment of science, technology and innovation to nation building.
“I am convinced that I have the knowledge, the experience, the credibility, the education having been trained in one of the best universities in the world, the vision, the integrity, maturity and a man who can be trusted. I most respectfully ask my political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to elect me as its Presidential Candidate, and the people of Nigeria to elect me as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for me to be the chief servant of the nation”, he declared.