Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili has reveall how her government will tackle Boko Haram insurgency if elected in the 2019 general election.
she disclosed this in an interview on a CNN programme with Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday evening, Premium Times reports.
The former minister of education said her government will completely overhaul the security system to win the war against Boko Haram.
“A research we had at the World Bank showed that those communities where this menace thrive need to be engaged. We will provide jobs so that people will be busy and get paid.
“Second, my government will completely overhaul the security system. We need fresh hands and people who will end this problem.
“Third, we must also improve our intelligence gathering with cutting edge technology in order to be pre-emptive and proactive,” Ezekwesili said.
Ezekwesili, who is the co-convener of #BringbackOurGirls, the group campaigning for the release of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, also spoke about the remaining 112 Chibok schoolgirls still in captivity.
She said she will continue to advocate for their release and that of Leah Sharibu. Miss Sharibu is the only one among girls kidnapped from a Dapchi school earlier this year still in Boko Haram custody.
While calling on Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, Ezekwesili said she believed she was more qualified than other presidential candidates.
“I was the one who fixed public procurement system. I am not a stranger to the politicians. They know me. I know how to deal with them by blocking all loopholes where our collective wealth are siphoned.
“I won’t be fazed by the strength of the political class. 2019 is a contest between those who have not delivered and the rest of us. Even the other candidates know I am better,” she said.
Ezekwesili recently faced a lot of criticisms from Nigerians after she visited and held meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, former military ruler to “discuss how Nigeria must be taken out of the clutches of the old order, in 2019.