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  A new presidential hopeful in the person of Mr Chukwuka Monye has declared to run for Presidency in the forthcoming election in 2023.
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The 43-year-old technocrat, social entrepreneur and currently the Managing Partner of Ciuci Consulting made his intentions known in a well-attended declaration ceremony at his hometown, Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State. Mr Monye said he is driven by the desire to positively transform the country. Campaigning with the slogan, “Our Future Is Now”, the Delta State-born with fourteen years of experience as a strategist and consultant highlighted his three-point agenda, which are security, institutional reforms and jobs for Nigeria’s rapid transformation. He exhorted Nigerians who are hopeful for a better country to remain steadfast as the dream for a better country is still valid. He declared to the cheering crowd, mostly youths, that he is qualified on many grounds such as youthful age, and experience to fill in the shoes of the presidency, come 2023. He also claimed that he is a bridge-builder as he is optimistic about unifying the nation. According to Mr Monye, he offered himself to:
“serve Nigeria in the capacity that will unify and engage the citizens to execute a plan that transforms the country into a true African leader…I represent a generation that desires opportunities to express their innovative capacities. I represent a generation that desires justice, peace and equity. I represent a generation that excels and has attempted to create the best we can, despite the limited empowerment we have received…I represent a generation that believes that a global economy can be created out of things that we are passionate about such as music, arts and technology.”

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The presidential hopeful lamented the dismaying poverty rate in the country, which have seen over 83 million Nigerians live below $1 per day. He further bemoaned the hopelessness and despair faced by Nigerians stating that:
“at a brink of collapse with institutions such as justice, education, health and the security infrastructure unable to effectively meet the needs of Nigerians.”
The announcement ceremony organised in his hometown, Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State, opened with a discussion that was attended by a panel of discussants, comprising of Ambassador Elvis Akpovi, executive director “Not too young to lead”, Alhaji Rabiu Aliyu, Dr Olori Boye-Ajayi, and May Ikeora pointed out the bitter need for a youthful and vibrant president. Mr Monye is motivated that Africa’s growth would be propelled by empowering its people to build sustainable enterprises and embrace systems thinking. He was born on July 21, 1979. He attended Maryland convent primary school and the federal government college, Ijanikin, Lagos, before moving abroad on a scholarship. He has spent over 14years at Ciuci Consulting, helping small, large, and big businesses optimise their strategic plans and boosting their growth. Featured Image Source: This Day Live
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This article was first published on 16th January 2022


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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