Alhaji Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, a foremost economist and banker, has announced his intention to run for the presidency in 2023.
In a report by daily post, the former Managing Director and chief executive of FSB International Bank, declared his intention on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, while addressing thousands of his supporters from all walks of life in the state.
According to the report, Hayatu-Deen will be contesting the party’s ticket with the likes of Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and other top politicians who have so far indicated an interest in the position.
The ex-banker said he is on a journey to create the conditions for national rebirth by rekindling the unlimited energy, imagination and creativity of the Nigerian people.
Hayatu-Deen while addressing the audience in Lagos, said the country is in dire need of an unusual kind of leader who is fully equipped with the type of skills, character and experience to safely navigate the people out of stormy waters to a much brighter and better place reflective of the nation’s rich potentials for greatness.
He said his decision for the PDP is because the party is one of two major political parties in the country and has a national outlook.
On matters concerning zoning and power shift, the presidential aspirant said, “Nigeria didn’t hold a referendum in 1999 when it was decided by a particular party to concede the leadership of the executive to the southern part of the country.
“Zoning is the exclusive preserve of the party leadership in terms of what is it that they want to do. I didn’t come through the backdoor; I came through the front door to express my interest. It is a matter for the party to decide.”
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