The Founder of King Adebayo Film and Theatre Arts Network Television (KAFTAN TV), Adewole Adebayo, has declared his interest to contest for the office of the president in the 2023 general elections.
According to Adebayo, he is running under a third force platform that will soon be unveiled.
Speaking in Abuja during the declaration, Adebayo said with the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as president in 2015 and 2019, Nigerians should begin to look outside the elites to tackle the myriad of challenges confronting the Nation.
Adebayo who said he was moved by the current state of the nation, said he is running for the 2023 presidency in order to fix the issues.
The media mogul who advised other journalists familiar with the country’s problem to seek for political offices, said he will not be running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) neither the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We are all aware of the state of our country and the clock of transition that is ticking towards 2023. We have many platforms on which our multi party democracy allows us to push solutions to the problem of the country.
“And you would have noticed that Nigerians are becoming impatient and rightfully tired of the journey that we began in 1999, which is supposed to take us to civil rule, democracy and development.
“It appears as if this journey is taking too long to get to where we need to go. And the vehicle of State appears to be stuck and it appears also recently that the wheels are coming off.
“Compatriots are coming from different angles, some have resorted to prayers, some have resorted to protest, some have resigned to fate and many are saying we need to provide a new leadership.
“So, my coming out to seek the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is one such termed to provide a new platform on which we can build on the promise contained in our constitution and for which our forefathers got independence and for which many, many citizens are losing their lives now,” Adebayo said.
Adebayo who said poor leadership is behind the poor performance in the war against insecurity, added that the Armed Forces have had a decade of warfare under poor motivation.
“And this is typical of what is happening in many areas of this country. So, a number of these lamentations, we have to find solution and it is my believe that unless and until we correct the errors of the past and the abnormalities of the present and ensure that in the transition that we are going to do, the platform comes from the people, the mandate and agenda comes from the people and the president emerges from the people. It is only then that we can begin to build on a righteous path to peace, justice and development,” Adebayo said while advising Nigerians not to vote for the politically exposed elites.