2023: Comrade Eragbe Anslem Declares For Presidency Under Platform Of Labour Party

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… pledges to offer a new kind of leadership that will cultivate the creative ingenuity and productive energies of young Nigerians.

Abuja – The incumbent National Youth Leader of Labour Party (LP) in Nigeria, Comrade Eragbe Anslem has declared his intention to contest for the president of Nigeria in the forth coming general election in 2023.

The declaration was contained in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of Labour Party (LP) Barr. Julius Abure, dated Monday 28th March, 2022 and acknowledged Tuesday 29th March, 2022 with reference: ONYL-LP/2023 made available to news men in Abuja.

The letter of notice of intention to contest which also contains declaration speech of the frontline Presidential hopeful reads in full::

In an exclusive disclosure of his intention to contest election into the office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria 2023.

Comrade Eragbe Anslem (C.REG: COA) made available to news men in Abuja today, Tuesday 29th March, 2022 an officially acknowledged copy of his notice of declaration of intention addressed to the National Chairman of Labour Party (LP) Barr. Julius Abure.

The letter dated Monday 28th March, 2022 and acknowledged Tuesday 29th March, 2022 with reference: ONYL-LP/ 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRATION DECLARATION NOTICE//28032022/01 reads:

”BARR JULIUS ABURE National Chairman Labour Party (LP)

Dear National Chairman,

DECLARATION OF INTENTION TO CONTEST THE 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION INTO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

1: Sequel to the enactment of the Electoral Act 2022; whose cumulative resultant effect has ushered in the new political dispensation 2023, and beginning from 4th April, 2022.

2: I, Comrade (Engr.) Eragbe Anslem Aphimia (C.REG: COA), the incumbent National Youth Leader of Labour Party (LP) in Nigeria, hereby declare my unwavering intention to aspire to the office of the President & Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the forthcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

3: This declaration of intention, will enable me bring my wealth of experience to bear positively on Nigeria: professionally, economically and politically in our efforts at rebuilding the nation 2023-2053.

In this regards, our initiatives shall translate to engaging the numerous for national development through productivity optimization.

4: It has become glaring that Nigerians desire and demand a new kind of leadership style based on knowledge economy which will synchronize global realities through innovation, job creation and wealth generation with our TRAFG ROADMAP VISION 2023-2053.

This new kind of leadership will cultivate the creative ingenuity and productive energies of young Nigerians.

5: I hereby solemnly declare my intention to contest the 2023 presidential election into the office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; to serving in the first instance 2023-2027.

God be our helper

Signed:

COMRADE (ENGR.) ERAGBE ANSLEM
APHIMIA (C.REG: COA) National Youth Leader Labour Party (LP)

THE DECLARATION SPEECH TO CONTEST THE 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN LINE WITH THE ELECTORAL ACT, 2022 AND INEC 2023 ELECTION GUIDELINES AND SCHEDULE

1: My name is Comrade (Engr.) Eragbe Anslem Aphimia (C.REG: COA), the incumbent National Youth Leader of Labour Party (LP) in Nigeria, and the National Organizing Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) in Nigeria.

2: In complying with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 and the INEC 2023 election guidelines and schedule for the basic or minimum educational qualification requirement as part of the criteria for contesting election into the office of the President and Commander-In-Chief, C-In-C of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I wish to submit as follows;

3: That I am from Okpekpe Clan in Etsako East Local Government Area, LGA of Edo State, South-South Nigeria.

I was born 7th October, 1972 in Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria.

I began my primary school education in Ortsele primary school, Okpekpe in the old Bendel State from 1979 – 1981, and continued at Army Barracks Primary School 2, Epe, Lagos State from 1981-1984 where I obtained my primary school leaving certificate, PSLC in 1984.

4: I attended Army Children High School, Epe Lagos State from 1985 – 1991 where I obtained my Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, SSCE under the 6-3-3-4 System of Education that began in Lagos State in 1985 as a pioneer student of that system of education in Nigeria.

5: I proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, from 1997 – 2005 where I obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) degree in Metallurgical Engineering, 2005.

While in ABU, Zaria, I served in various leadership positions and capacities culminating in my emergence as the elected First Executive President of the Ahmadu Bello University Students Union Government, ABUSUG, ABU, Zaria on 9th September, 2002 – 2004.

6: I joined the Federal Civil Service in 2011 with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, a Parastatal/Agency under the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation, FMSTI. NASENI is now reputed to be under the Presidency.

I became the NASENI Branch Chairman and also doubled as the National Organizing Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) from 2011-2022.

7: I am a certified and registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN 2013

8: I am a graduate of the Word of Faith Bible Institute, WOFBI, Living Faith Church worldwide with certificates awarded in: BCC 2013, LCC 2014, LDC 2020

9: This declaration of intention, will enable me bring my wealth of experience to bear positively on Nigeria: professionally, economically and politically in our efforts at rebuilding the nation 2023-2053.

In this regards, our initiatives shall translate to engaging the numerous for national development through productivity optimization.

10: It has become glaring that Nigerians desire and demand a new kind of leadership style based on knowledge economy which will synchronize global realities through innovation, job creation and wealth generation with our TRAFG ROADMAP VISION 2023-2053.

This new kind of leadership will cultivate the creative ingenuity and productive energies of young Nigerians.

11: As a COREN certified Metallurgical and Materials Engineer, I am aware of the inherent and urgent expectations to get Nigeria out of the woods. I solemnly declare that I am prepared for the task ahead.

The extent of my preparedness is manifest in our design of a functional economic blueprint “THE TRAFG ROADMAP VISION 2023-2053” whose implementation will enable me hit the ground running in delivering the much expected dividends of democracy that will lead to the emergence of a New Nigeria 2023-2053 on the platform of effective leadership training, capacity building and character development.

12: fellow Nigerians, we shall learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow (Isaiah 1:17). If we be willing and obedient, we shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19).

My commitment to these timeless principles of Equity, Fairness, Fair Play, Parity, Justice and Judgment shall be the propelling factors in my service to God and humanity.

Contained in our expansive and well articulated national developmental plan, is the TRAFG ROADMAP VISION 2023-2053 MANIFESTO.

13: The “TRAFG ROADMAP VISION 2023-2053″ MANIFESTO will set the stage for the cardinal principles and focus upon which the Labour Party (LP) manifesto will be anchored to deploy labour party’s social democratic values and norms in the implementation of its economic philosophies that will lead to the emergence of a new Nigerian 2023-2053.

14: In implementing the mandate of my office as the National Organizing Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions(ASURI) in Nigeria 2011-2022; we have provided national solution to the seemingly intractable housing deficit development, delivery and payment modes, that will lead to the development and delivery of qualitative and affordable houses across the 774 LGAs in Nigeria for civil servants and non-civil servants alike 2022-2047 on mortgage repayments basis over 25 years tenor.

15: Our vision has also achieved an approved funding for the entire Research sector in Nigeria, for the next 25 years through foreign direct Investment loan funding at single digit interest rate for the implementation of the National Research and Innovation Mandates, NRIM, nationwide 2022-2047 for national infrastructural development, wealth generation and job creation.

16: I believe that, our government in 2023 shall summon the requisite courage to bring to the fore, certain critical and burning contentious national issues through constructive engagements and dialogue.

By so doing, we shall be able to harmonize those burning issues in such a way that we can truly begin to rebuilding a strong, virile and vibrant socio-economic and political system in Nigeria 2023-2053 as it affects the various agitations across the geo-political zones, decaying and dilapidating national infrastructures, failing educational standards and abysmally poor healthcare delivery system in Nigeria, etc.

17: We have encapsulated these socio-economic and political details in our aggressive national development plan as evinced in our TRAFG ROADMAP VISION 2023-2053 to be unveiled with financial projections and cost benefits analysis of investment proposals that will account for critical sensitivity analysis, financial profitability and economic viability analysis targeted to aggressively grow the New Nigerian Economy 2023-2053.

18: There is no gain saying that Nigeria has been dubbed the butt of nations categorizing it as the poverty capital of the world. I wish to state that Nigeria occupying this position of the poverty capital of the world is unacceptable to me as an aspiring president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2023.

This is because of the landmark achievements we have made working with the National Leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions ASURI in the last 12 years (2011-2022) is to ensure that Nigeria works again and takes its pride of place in the comity of developed nations.

19: As a Metallurgical and Materials Engineer, I know that by harnessing the abundant human and materials resources Nigeria is endowed with, we shall be able to attain the goal of productivity optimization by engaging the numerous to achieving landmark peace, progress, prosperity and cohesion as a united people using Research.

THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION AND MATTERS ARISING:

20: The main political consideration to be taken seriously in Nigeria is the zoning of the seat of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Southern Nigeria in 2023 by all political parties.

I believe this will set the tone for healing the political agitations and suspicions that have risen with calls for secession from the South East under the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) and from the South West by the Oduduwa Republic agitators and from the Niger Delta Region respectively.

21: I wish to acknowledge President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and the initiative of the ruling All Progressive Congress Party, (APC) national leadership and stakeholders during the their extraordinary central working committee meeting of the party of Wednesday 23rd February, 2022 for adopting a zoning formula that will cede their presidential ticket to southern Nigeria in 2023.

22: It is clear that the stage is now set for the choice of a Vice President from Northern Nigeria to enable us herald all possible permutations towards the 2023 general election in Nigeria.

I hereby call on young Nigerians from the three (3) Northern Nigeria Geo-Political Zones of North Central, North East and North West to signify their intention with me for the office of the Vice President to enable us begin the engagement for selection of a Vice Presidential Aspirant, and ultimately, a Vice Presidential Candidate.

23: In any case, I will be unveiling the TRAFG ROADMAP VISION 2023-2053 as to how we intend to deliver Nigeria in the light of leadership training, capacity building and character development to be anchored on productivity optimization in birthing a New Nigeria 2023 -2053 using the Labour Party (LP) political platform in addressing the naughty issues of:

a): The separatist or secessionist issues of Biafra, Oduduwa, Niger Delta Republics etc.

b): The perspectives and essence of implementing true federalism to engender resource mobilization and human capacity development for:
c): Wealth generation
d): Economic diversification
e): Job creation
f): The menace of insecurity across Nigeria and provision of national security solutions.

g): Revamping the Ajaokuta Integrated Steel Company Limited, AISCL and all the Minerals development potentials across the regions of Nigeria.

h): The derivation principles and redistribution of generated resources as a strategy for regional & national development.
I): Critical Social & Economic Infrastructural development and Funding Mechanisms in areas of:
Power,
Industrial Sector,
Agricultural mechanization,
Minerals Mining and development,
Roads Construction,
Educational Infrastructural and
Curriculum development that will cater for our needs,
Healthcare delivery,
Pension and Gratuities,
Wages And Salaries,
ICT etc.

j): The Youth, demography and role in national development in view of the 2023 general elections.
k): Harnessing the numerical strength and potentials of the over 200 million population in Nigeria for productivity optimization 2023-2053
l): Details of events shall be made public for the extension of invitation nationwide.

24: COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC INDICATORS ANALYSIS BETWEEN PDP AND APC FOR 2015 -2022 AND PROJECTIONS FOR LABOUR PARTY (LP) 2023 – 2027

a): Diesel which is critical for running of SMEs was N131.47 in 2015, it now costs above N700. The % increase = 532.44

b): Fuel: Official and Black-Market was N87/155 in 2015, it now costs N167/350. The % increase = 191.95

c): Aviation Fuel/Air Ticket Rate on Domestic Flights was N110 per Litre /N18,000 in 2015, it now hovers around N700 per Litre/N70,000, where available. Indeed, the scarcity of fuel which has resulted in loss of several man hours is a disgrace to Nigeria. The % increase = 636.36

d): The collapse of the National Grid (126 times in 7 years – (June 2015 to March 2022) and its consequences for non-availability of power is most unfortunate.

e): Kerosene (NHK) used by the ordinary Nigerian for cooking and power was N180 in 2015, it now sells at ₦450. The % increase = 250.00.

f): Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) – 12.5kg Cylinder sold for N2,400 in 2015, is now sold at between N8,750 and N10, 000. The % increase = 364.58

g): Prices of basic food stuffs are now three times higher than what they used to be in 2015. Staple foods such as rice, beans, cassava flakes are now slipping out of the hands of average Nigerians. Indeed, a Bag of Rice sold for N8500 in 2015 is now N39,000. The % increase = 458.82

h): Electricity was N14.23 per kilowatt in 2015, it is now N38.530, and not even available. The % increase = 270.77

I): Unemployment rate was 11.4% in 2015, it is now over 33%, one the highest in the world. The % increase = 289.47

j): The poverty rate in 2015 was 11.3% but now about 42.8%. The % increase = 378.76

k): Accumulated Inflation in 2015 was about 4%, it is now 15.50%. The % increase = 387.50

l): Inflation Rate was 9.01% in 2015 and now 15.7%. The % increase = 174.25

m): Perhaps the Exchange Rate has been one of the most disastrous. N150 to a dollar was the parallel market (patronised by most businessmen and Nigerians) rate in 2015, it is now about N580 to $1 in the parrel market and still rising. The % increase = 386.67

DEBT AND DEBT SERVICING:

n): Domestic Debt of N8.4T and External Debt of USD 7.3b was incurred between 1999 – 2015. The % decrease = 90.83

o: While Domestic Debt of N7.63T (June 2015-Dec 2020) and USD28.57b as at Dec 2020 was incurred.

External debt of USD21.27b was incurred between June 2015 and 2021. The % increase = 291.37

p): National Debt to GDP Ratio was 23.41% (2016) it is now 36.88% (2022). The % increase = 157.54

q): The Corruption Index has risen from 136 in 2015 to 150 now. The % increase = 110.29

r): Nigeria’s Misery Index, an indicator used in determining how economically well off the citizens of a country are, is usually calculated by adding the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to the annual inflation rate, has moved from 14.75 percent in 2015 to 50.48 (2021). The % increase = 342.24

s): The major threat to the agricultural sector and food security in Nigeria is insecurity. in the northeast of Nigeria, it is estimated that no fewer than 70,000 hectares of arable farmland have been abandoned in the affected states and local government areas.

The trend is the same all over the country. This further contributes to food inflation. The APC led federal government must take steps to cooperate with states to bring security down at the grassroots.

Furthermore, S.162 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended stipulates that “The Federation shall maintain a special account to be called “The Federation Account” into which shall be paid all revenues collected by the Government of the Federation…”and
26: S.162 (10) states that “For the purpose of subsection (1) of this section, “revenue” means any income or return accruing to or derived by the Government of the Federation from any source and includes –

(a) Any receipt, however described, arising from the operation of any law;

(b) any return, however described, arising from or in respect of any property held by the Government of the Federation;
(c) any return by way of interest on loans and dividends in respect of shares or interest held by the Government of the Federation in any company or statutory body

27: SOME CRITICAL FEDERATION REVENUE AGENCIES TO DRIVE IN REVENUE TO THE FAAC ACCOUNT.

a): Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN)
b): Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS)
c): Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS)
d): Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC)
e): Department Of Petroleum Resources, (DPR)
f): Nigeria Maritime Administration And Safety Agency, (NIMASA)
g): Nigeria Liquefied National Gas, (NLNG)
h): Nigeria Communication Commission, (NCC)
I): Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC)
j): Nigeria Ports Authority, (NPA)
k): Security And Exchange Commission, (SEC)
l): National Agency For Science And Engineering Infrastructure, (NASENI)
m): National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency, (NSRMEA)
n): Nigeria Postal Service, (NPS)
o): Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)
p): Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, (ABUTH)
q): University Of Benin Teaching Hospital, (UBTH),etc

28: EXCHANGE RATE:
We have observed the critical role the foreign exchange earnings and exchange rates play in determining the viability of the Nigerian economy ab-initio.

We have also observed the differential exchange window application as it affects Import and Export window and possibly creating leakages when differential rates are compared to the current exchange rates of N570/$1 – N580/$1 black market rate.

In the final analysis, we shall prove that productivity optimization by engaging the numerous with value addition to our raw materials to shore up the purchasing power of the Naira when it shall be compared with other foreign currencies with economics of scale

God be our helper

Signed

COMRADE ERAGBE ANSLEM
National Youth Leader
Labour Party (LP)
+234(0)8037009181
&
2023 PRESIDENTIALHOPEFUL
Federal Republic of Nigeria
FRN

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