KOWA Party Hopeful It Will Change Nigeria

Remi-SonaiyaThe presidential candidate of the KOWA party, Professor Remi Sonaiya, has expressed hopes that the party could change Nigeria and give the oil rich nation a clean break from what has been in existence.

Professor Sonaiya told reporters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Wednesday  that what ‎Nigeria needed at this time was a leader who would change the course of things.

According to her past leaders, who had one time or the other ruled the country, should ordinarily not be given a chance to come to power again, saying, they were responsible ‎for the present status of the country.

Face The Task Of Governance

Professor Sonaiya further stated that Nigeria needed someone who would squarely face the task of governance and move the nation forward from her crawling stage, something she said she could offer.

She described the rescheduling of the elections as a big disappointment, insisting, however, that those kicking against the use of card readers for the elections, would only drag the country’s democracy back.

She said the time had come for Nigerians to rise up and vote change for the betterment of the entire country, maintaining that KOWA party represents the kind of change needed in Nigeria.

Ordinary Citiziens Like Me Can Be President Too – Sonaiya

Remi SonaiyaPresidential aspirant, Professor Remi Sonaiya, has expressed her wish to change the face of politics in Nigeria, by becoming President of Nigeria, with no help from any god-father, with no millions of Naira to waste on campaigns and with a party like KOWA.

The party which was registered in 2009 by “people who thought we needed to do something to reclaim politics; to reclaim the impression that people have of politics, as being a domain where merit, competence, integrity and all positive values which has been lacking”, Sonaiya disclosed.

She joined in 2010, after which she got elected as the National PRO of the party and decided to contest in the forthcoming Presidential elections to prove that an ordinary citizen, without political godfathers, amassed wealth, can run the affairs of the nation.

“I have a stake in Nigeria. I am qualified to run for the presidency of Nigeria” she said, while discussing the forthcoming elections on Sunrise Daily.

“Like what Barack Obama said, he thought there was a skinny little black boy who thought that America had room for him. Well, this not so skinny woman thinks that Nigeria has a place for her, at the leadership level also.”

Asked why she did not join one of the two major political parties, to increase the chances of her message being heard, Sonaiya noted that she cannot function within the framework the two major parties are operating.

She further cited lack of internal democracy, godfatherism as some of the issues she could deal with as she preferred to express herself as plainly as possible without being at loggerheads with other politicians.

On raising funds for campaigns, Sonaiya kicked against the culture of spending millions of money, which could be channeled into developmental projects, into campaigns and noted that she was considering other forms of media exposure, particularly – new media.