2015: Balewa’s Son Challenges Jonathan
The son of Nigeria's First Republic Prime Minister, Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa, Saturday, said he would contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Balewa who condemned plot by the leadership of the party to demoralize other presidential aspirants said “I not intimidated by the decision of the PDP governors and the party to support the second term aspiration of President Goodluck Jonathan”.
“What type of democracy do we have? Is the PDP a communist party? Where is the place of internal democracy?”
He said the greater majority of Nigerians had been yearning for a leadership capable of fulfilling their high expectations and aspirations.
Speaking with journalists on Saturday in Lagos, Dr. Balewa urged Nigerians to listen to facts.
“What Nigerians need and where they want the country to be in future are paramount issues. We need to put our ideas before the people and allow them to decide”.
Promising to make Nigeria an industrialized country, Balewa said his administration would ensure zero unemployment, better education, maximum security and increased power supply, “Nigeria needs to move from Third World to First world” he said.
On financial muscle to withstand the pressure of a presidential contest, Balewa insisted that good Nigerians would support him fully.
MR. TAIWO ALAO
TAFAWA BALEWA CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION