THE NIGERIA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2019
In the name of liberty, freedom and democracy, on behalf of the good people of our country, especially the masses across Nigeria who require redemption and know that it is imperative for one of their own to join the political battle of the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019, a great achiever shining star who is well known as a Nigerian common-man (commoner) – Ahure Innocent Tivlumun, has indicated interest to run for President in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019.
The masses recognize the contributions that Ahure can make and the effective leadership he can provide for Nigeria, and we are convinced that his leadership will be focused on the masses plight and it is the Nigerian peoples’ desire for him to aspire to lead the country.
By the Grace of God Almighty, the Nigerian masses unflinching loyalty, has spurred Ahure on and the masses support base would give him the anticipated victory in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019. Ahure has written to the key figures in the Nigerian establishment calling for a common united front to achieve his aspiration. The letters to two former Presidents of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida are reproduced hereunder. THE NIGERIA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2019 shall be a masses revolution.
Letter to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR
On the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019.
Dated 2nd May, 2018
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR)
Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Agbe L’Oba House,
Quarry Road, Ibara,
P. O. Box 2286, Abeokuta
NIGERIA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2019:
MY ASPIRATION IS AN INSPIRATION FROM THE ALMIGHTY GOD
I am a Nigerian citizen who is intensely motivated to contest the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019and I am writing to you because I am convinced about acting in concert with you to achieve success with my aspiration. I have a clear vision about this and a worthy roadmap crafted for countrywide revitalization on short, medium and long term basis. The document sets out my side of the bargain and it has severally been described as a sure bet to take our country out of the crippling abyss of economic disability, transform the lives of Nigerians and enormously achieve national development. It is very glaring that the current way is not working and we all know that the upcoming Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 offers a beacon of hope for Nigerians to elect their new President who this time around must be an individual destined to fix the entire nation and would provide during the campaigns a unique and special formula geared toward achieving the masses interest and acceptance. Undoubtedly, this is the main point that guarantees that Nigerians can rely on the individual to tackle the challenges facing our country and make a difference.
Certainly from every nook and corner of Nigeria today no one doubts that your patriotic pursuit has been focused on ensuring that Nigerians take great care and circumspection to elect leaders that have the competence and are scrupulously seeking to give our country a government that will accept its responsibility to insure social justice while constantly accelerating economic progress for Nigeria. Indeed amongst the upper echelon of elder-statesmen in this country, I am delighted to state that the masses of this nation recognize your effort to facilitate the emergence of a leadership in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 that would be committed to addressing our country’s parlous security situation and lack of food security, tackling our comatose education sector and our decaying infrastructure etc. It is a fact that you, more than any leader in this country today have empathized closely with Nigerians and give fuller meaning to that sacred creed as enshrined at the preamble of the Constitution of Nigeria… “WE THE PEOPLE”. You are also placed in a pivotal position to understand the dreams and aspirations of Nigerians, as well as their pains, and recently – their disappointment and near despair at the unhappy state of affairs brought about by this current inept administration in Nigeria.
I would like to refer to the repeated calls patriotic leaders like you have made to President Muhammadu Buhari to refrain from and not to seek re-election as a historic caution even though without giving it proper sober reflection he has stated readiness to run again in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019. What is now apparent is that the bonds that are so dear and which hold us together are being threatened by this decision because the continuation of this administration would mean the perpetuation of the most polarizing and divisive government we have ever had since Nigerians assumed governance after taking over from the colonialists. Since then the country has sought unity and a balancing among the over 250 ethnic nationalities that comprise Nigeria. Some unfortunate events of the 60s plunged our country into civil war. We survived the war and achieved the fastest reconciliation and reconstruction ever known in modern times. The nation has survived through difficulties and triumphed as one nation with a common destiny. We have succeeded in living with one another in mutual respect because we have learnt about each other. It is for this reason that the National Youth Service Corps NYSC was set up. It goes without saying that we are stronger together.
It is however disheartening that in present Nigeria, the APC administration is trying to reverse the gains made by the unity of Nigeria in the most divisive and polarizing ways by whipping up hatred amongst ethnic groups and adherents of different religious faiths, in order to satisfy the selfish unwholesome ambition of a power clique. This administration instigates and supports one section of the country against all others and seeks to upset the balancing which we expect every government at the center to promote. And to any charges in this regard, this administration has no answer than to hurl insults at the messengers whilst leaving out the message. This administration truly has no answers because these allegations are true. So what do they do? They continue to lower the prestige and honour of the Presidency which is meant to be a respectable institution by castigating perceived opponents in very hateful language.
However, in the midst of the gloom that this administration has placed the country – there is a light at the end of the tunnel: there is a silver lining in the clouds. I have decided to step forward to formally express my aspiration to run for the office of President of Nigeria in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019, buoyed by the effervescent and enthusiastic support and confidence of the Nigerian people. By the Grace of God, WE THE PEOPLE shall vote out this APC administration in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 and the noble aspiration I am writing to inform you through this medium will succeed.Please take my letter to you as an expression of avowed determination of Nigerians, young and old; male and female; the people of the south and the north; to bound together to vote for me to become the next President of Nigeria. It is obvious today that this nation needs an energized and indomitable young person to come forward to solve the misery, injustice, problems and violence in Nigeria. Age is asset in a world where leadership in government and global business is dominated by leaders in their 40s. At the prime age of 47 years, coupled with my deep love, devotion and affection for our Country and backed with the fact that like most Nigerians, I am unhappy about the difficult times, great unease and anxiety in Nigeria, I believe that the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 presents the opportunity to achieve true justice among our fellow citizens and find in our midst and in our hearts that leadership of human purpose that will recognize the terrible truth of our existence.
Many have argued that the rotational presidency as sought to be practiced in Nigeria has outlived its usefulness and could be dumped for a more contemporary and modern democracy in word and in deed and we must admit that any Nigerian, whether from the majority or minority so long as he/she is acceptable to the generality of Nigerians can aspire to lead our country and it is the key to progress in Nigeria today. This is not just to give merit a place in our democracy but also for the advancement of a new, strong, virile and principled nationalism. Let us produce and present to the world a Nigerian President not a sectional leader or an ethnic champion. One’s ethnic background should not directly make or mar his/her chances to run in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019. It has become necessary to accept the truth that the balancing, political stability or cohesiveness which we are told are the visions of rotational leadership has habitually escaped, hence the need for Nigeria to adjust politically so that the winner of the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 works to create strong bonds, mutual understanding and cooperation which will metamorphose into a national coalition. I most humbly offer myself to do this.
Permit me to use this privilege to briefly state my character, temperament and general disposition. I have a positive style of management and leadership which helps me gets along well with most people and I devote a great deal of attention to my duties. I believe merit should be acknowledged and rewarded because this encourages productivity and good performance. It is my firm believe that management or leadership must endear the people because this enables it to achieve a lot of positive results with minimum effort. I have a track record of selfless service and usually conduct my affairs with a high sense of humility and responsibility earning in the process general respect from everyone. My outspokenness and frankness on issues before me matched with a sound moral character are virtues which can stimulate and drive a dynamic and resourceful leadership.In addition to an unquestionable character, there has never been a case of misdemeanor involving me and I have never been exposed to any financial embarrassment. I am a very resourceful honest man and often very frank and outspoken and take good initiatives with a sharp and literate mind. By the Grace of God, I have been adjudged very cerebral with an intellectual capacity for a fast grasp of institutional regulations which is most valuable in leadership.
Akin to this, I have lived as a detribalized Nigerian, a human rights activist, a nationalist per excellence, a crusader for social justice and equity, a vanguard of religious tolerance and an epitome of humility. I am very much aware that an individual with a vision to lead our country has a duty to select very conscientious and industrious men and women with energetic spirit from one end of Nigeria to the other who will form the team to address our nation’s cries of poverty, economic hardship, lack of good education, technological stagnation, poor health facilities and services etc., to improve the status of Nigeria.While there is room for more nominations, a selected crop of seasoned, committed and experienced young Nigerians cutting across the professions and even political affiliations are schematically placed in my roadmap to realize this vision by contributing their enormous administrative and management experiences to take Nigeria to the promised land, I have taken the liberty to develop a separate action plan from wide consultations to have a good team to work with and give Nigeria responsible governance geared toward achieving a greater measure of democracy with political rights and responsiveness to basic human needs.
The responsibility and necessity for discipline is not an option in my leadership style. I will regularly follow up with application of firm sanctions after delegating functions and activities and an inappropriate conduct is observed in any quarter. This is what will protect the government against the destructive consequence that occurs when a leader fails to carry out discipline. It is very correct to hold that meting out appropriate sanctions to set good example for every government official to adhere to is vital to the progress of governance. I cannot agree with the idea of having corrupt people in government because I know it has destructive consequences. Any person therefore that acts not consistent with the regulations or misuses authority will not have my protection no matter who the individual is. Today, half of Nigeria’s population survives on less than $2 a day per person, and this is caused by moral decay in the leadership, I am totally against this situation.
My campaign will push a vision that is certainly not utopian. Its feasibility lies in the hands of Nigerians. This will be as succinctly captured in the preamble of the Nigerian constitution. Indeed a central philosophy of the campaign is to assure Nigerians that the new administration will “promote the good government and welfare of all persons in our country on the principles of freedom, equality and justice”and will “consolidate the unity of our people”. The emphasis in the vision of my campaign is to institute an administration to safeguard rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for Nigerians. I will campaign for Nigerians to learn to divest their minds off money or tribal politics. One thing this campaign will surely achieve is a democratized Nigeria where tribal and State loyalties are sacrificed for national loyalty. At the end, the campaign must leave footprints on the sands of time for generations yet unborn as the revolutionary vision that provided the panacea to the political system in Nigeria. There is already available now a well co-ordinated and marshaled out plan for my campaigns as an aspirant for the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019.
“When a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to him”. The Greek philosopher Seneca, uttered these wise words about two thousand years ago, and the veracity has hardly been called to question. The relevance of minds with good vision to the development of a country is one, which cannot be overemphasized. True greatness lies on vision. While such a vision provides the goal and objective, we then direct and re-direct our intellect and strength towards the realization of such a noble dream. For the redemption of our country, I have a clear vision of running for office to become Nigeria’s President when I am declared winner of the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 and I sincerely have not lost sight of its practicability or feasibility. Ignoring reality in this vision is tantamount to building a castle in the air. Allow me, to inform you that I do not possess the financial capacity to see this monumental project to fruition. As much as I would confidently reiterate that my vision has a definite destination, it could remain no more than a dream or sentiments unless I find the wherewithal or resources to actualize the vision.Still, this challenge is not insurmountable as I am resolved to be determined and recognize that endurance is key to success. Otto Von Bismarck once said “politics is the doctrine of the possible, the attainable”. I firmly believe too that with God Almighty who is the well-spring of mercies, there is no obstacle I cannot overcome. The pessimists have concluded that the vision is unattainable in the absence of money but it does not have to be so. It is trite to recount that I do not own a car and also do not own a house anywhere in Nigeria while also having to struggle to etch out a means of livelihood. And like most known patriots of the Nigerian masses brigade, I have never been abode an aircraft or had the privilege to live outside the shantytowns since my birth. My late father, Daniel Ahure Norwho died at age 62, put in 34 years of diligent service in the Nigerian Army (NA) and retired in the year 1998 on the flagship rank of Warrant Officer 2 (WO2). He was a store man in the NA Ordnance Corps while my very indefatigable late mother Franca Ahure Nor passed on 7 years earlier at age 45. She had engaged mostly in hawking or selling of food items. Both of them were genuine lovers of peace, strict disciplinarians and exemplary Christians who brought me up to have a unique non-discriminatory outlook to people in general. This is the humble but star background that has shaped me.
Another fear akin to the foregoing is that I do not subscribe to having a political god-father to come to my aid if my vision and mission is to salvage a poverty and corruption stricken country. There can be no argument that the undue influence from sponsors of the winner of an election is the cause of corruption because loyalty is no longer to the country but to persons. To regard you therefore as my god-father in politics is an act that would cause untold damage to the country. However, I recognize your influential political stature and concede that I need you to coach me, advice and assist me in the herculean task on my hands. It is with great humility that I request you to approve to work together with me and take the opportunity of the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 to make Nigeria a better place for all. I am convinced of your honesty, incorruptibility, trustworthiness, respectability, modesty, reliability, courage, competence, frankness, fearlessness and above all, fear of God and consider it God’s wisdom to write to you on this issue. I request for your support. With your support I intend to win the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019.
Having noted the all-round challenges envisaged. As an orator, prodigy and an erudite scholar who can dream, aspire, work and realize my vision of returning dignity to every Nigerian nationals anywhere he or she may be, it is mindful of these perceived weaknesses that I have vigorously pursued and achieved success with the cooperation of the masses across Nigeria to support the vision I chose to push as the solution to the misery, injustice, problems and violence in Nigeria. From variegated bodies back in Nigeria and the diaspora consisting of civil society organizations, human rights groups, political parties, tribal unions, trade unions, literary associations, professional associations, religious groups, social clubs and women organizations; masses yearning for good leadership believe they have found in me someone who will give Nigeria direction, build tolerant communities, create jobs and develop physical infrastructures while being fair and treating people with respect. I am very pleased to note that the masses are avowed to pursue the vision I have presented to them and I can confidently say it is the masses agenda that I stand for; it is the masses cause I champion. I know how the masses feel because I am one of them. I have lived and interacted, listened and learned and understood the concern of the masses. I therefore have the masses mandate to run for election in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 to become the President of Nigeria.Herein lies my strength and might; the total mobilization of the masses without exception.
The point I have made above here is that my aspiration is yet ambitious, realistic and achievable. This letter is basically meant to create a sustainable cooperation platform with you and the political camp you may deem fit and advise me to join in order to actualize this vision which is driven by patriotism. Your response to this letter will be to me a confirmation that you are committed and believe that now is the time to make a move in the right direction for our country and that now is the time to insist on credible leadership for Nigeria. I most humbly pray you to grant me the opportunity to work with you as what I have in mind can only succeed in the spirit of cooperation, collaboration and partnership.The foundation upon which the building of Nigeria was envisioned by the British at independence has unfortunately brought pain and frustration and the feeling of frustration among Nigerians has only continued to deepen under the current administration. The innovation to form a ‘third force’ which you have proffered is a great dream realizable without using a discriminatory outlook, but altruistically tackling the national question to establish a national coalition for understanding and cooperation for the benefit of all. Kindly note that I not only share this vision with you but I admire and accept the ideology as the potent option for the political endeavours of 2019 and for re-shaping tomorrow’s Nigeria to the discredit of the political arrangement the British had bequeathed to us. I earnestly offer myself to be a known leader of this type of a revolution in Nigeria and shall be grateful to have your backing.
This third force revolution must have a democratic face and a Nigerian candidate not a southern or northern irredentist and gladiator seeking to lead the country. I have put up a sharp mechanism and philosophy for the ways and means of achieving success and the core goal is to change the psyche of Nigerians to put an end to mass exploitation, oppression, poverty and misery. Every revolution in history had its symbolic leader as its moral compass and driving force and I crave that for the peoples sake I would get your blessings to lead the reformist mass movement and revolution to wrest power from the APC in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 in like manner as when George Washington was the symbolic leader of the American Revolution, Mohandas K Gandhi was the symbolic leader and the moral compass of the Indian Revolution, Vladimir IIyich Lenin was the leader of the Russian Revolution, Fidel Castro was the leader of the Cuban Revolution, and Nelson Mandela was the symbolic leader and moral compass of the ANC Revolution in South Africa. I remain very confident and self-confidence is a key for a revolution just as excessive and uncontrollable extremism is a key weakness in a revolution hence my instincts are vigilant against things that could jeopardize the chances for success. Morality should be a key tool of this revolution because means must justify the end.
Ahure Innocent Tivlumun, was born on 10th October, 1971 at Gboko, in the Tiv area of Benue State. I began Primary School education in 1977, at the Army Children School, Sokoto, in Sokoto State, which greatly influenced my lifestyle, in the direction of discipline, initiative, determination and drive in the pursuit of any set objective. From the Army Children School, Sokoto, Ahure in 1983 he proceeded to the Army Day Secondary School, Abakpa-Nike in Enugu State and continued to receive more upbringing of a regimented life and also attended the final year at St. John’s Boys Day Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State where I obtained my West African School Certificate/General Certificate in Education in 1988. In furtherance of my academic career, I gained admission into the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, in Kogi State in 1990 for a two year course, obtaining in the process a National Diploma in 1992. I continued my studies the following year, and graduated in 1995 bagging a Higher National Diploma from the same institution, from where I was called up for National Service and deployed to Anambra State. At the end of the NYSC Service Year 1995/96, Ahure was recommended and won the State Honours and Presidential Awards for outstanding performance. I have thereafter earned higher academic and honorary certificates/degrees from other Universities and Institutions including multiple awards of Associate and Fellowship of notable professional bodies but because the graduate status suffices the educational attainment to run for the office of President in the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019as specified by the constitution I have elected to highlight it alone.
I humbly request you to assist me in this undertaking. The time to start is now. Every day counts. In recognition of preparation as key to success of any great venture, the great inventor, Alexander Graham Bell said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Thank you most immensely and God bless. I wait to hear from you.
AHURE INNOCENT TIVLUMUN
ASPIRANT IN THE NIGERIA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2019
P.O. BOX 920, GWAGWALADA, ABUJA
+234 818 366 1851
Letter to Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida GCFR
On the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019.
Dated 7th May, 2018
Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida GCFR,
Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
NIGERIA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2019:
ALONE I CAN DO SO LITTLE BUT TOGETHER WE SHALL ACHIEVE A GREAT DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA
I am using this letter to plainly let you know that I have always categorized you amongst Nigerian leaders with genuine commitment to progressive ideologies in politics and the desire to build a better Nigeria by democratically electing a focused leadership for our country. I would like therefore to draw your attention to my craving for you to provide effective mentorship, guidance, encouragement and support to my aspiration to contest the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
While unveiling to you my aspiration and longing, I use this opportunity to frankly emphasize that I intend to undertake a revolutionary designed campaign directed at social transformation in order to put an end to mass exploitation, oppression, poverty and misery in our country, when I may have won the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 by the Grace of God Almighty. An ideological revolution by way of a reformist mass movement that will be properly guided by the principles of progressive ideology is sure to generate a consensus acceptable by the masses at this time in Nigeria’s history.
It was in order to bring power from the king – the ivory tower of power – and give it to the people that the first ideological revolution in history took place in France from 1792. This was why the slogan of the revolution was “power to the people”. There is no doubt that the revolution was realistic. To be realistic means to understand human nature and to understand human nature is a fundamental wisdom needed in any struggle for power. I will lead a Nigerian revolution for the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 which will be appreciated as un-patronizing and dispassionate with a realistic motive in response to the sensibilities of the Nigerian electorate.
In saying this, I respectfully call for your support and encouragement, as I truly believe victory is possible should a realistic Presidential candidate obtain and have your assistance now that Nigerians are tired, suspicious, wary and dissatisfied with the apparent incompetence, insensitivity, lack of vision and direction of those who are currently in power. The masses are anxiously waiting to embrace and adopt a Presidential candidate that is thoroughbred in the fundamentals of a revolution for the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019. I am therefore submitting myself for your scrutiny and confidently believe you will agree that I have what it takes to be the realistic Presidential candidate for the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019.
My assurance is that because our strength lies in our numbers, the core goal to achieve with my aspiration by the Grace of God Almighty shall be full mobilization of every segment of the Nigerian society to see, understand and believe in the redemption of our country by means of a memorable democratic revolution. I am privileged to have a humble, experienced, dedicated and committed nationalist as you to align and lean on. You are a gift to Nigeria. In earnestly pursuing this task, I have properly articulated my aspiration in a letter to a former President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, which I enclose herein for your comparative grasp. At different for a, like Chief Obasanjo you have consistently held that we all need to work together to ensure that the emphasis is not on achieving individual goals but a collective goal. Please consider having me as a dependable ally to you and let us all work as a team.
I am not suggesting or imagining that my aspiration is the vision of a genius. Also, I did not conceive in my mind to aspire to contest the Presidential election 2019in order to accumulate funds from election sponsors. I always remember that no man can ever be honoured for what he received, as honour is the reward for what you gave. And I please implore you not to see my letter to you as a fund raising initiative. I am full of expectation that you would admire my aspiration and be favourably disposed to ensure that we all work together to save our beloved country Nigeria and provide a better leader and a better person to govern Nigeria after the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019. I trust that we shall all do the needful to halt the current governance deficit in Nigeria.
Do note therefore that to become President of this country, I will feel secure if you participate in my efforts to contest the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019. It is a call to serve that I am bidding to answer and wish to jointly take on the challenge with you, together with the cooperation of all senior citizens on the one hand and every Nigerian on the other hand. I seek your invitation for me to come forward and elucidate before you the well-articulated master plan developed for the anticipated victory at the upcoming polls and thereafter provide good leadership for Nigeria. Of course, I plead that you share and discuss this bottom-line accord I am searching for ahead of the political battle of the Nigeria Presidential Election 2019 with all your political acquaintances in order to make the necessary informed judgment.
Kindly give me an appointment for further talks please. I shall be greatly indebted to you for a meeting between us at your earliest convenience.
AHURE INNOCENT TIVLUMUN
ASPIRANT IN THE NIGERIA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2019
P.O. BOX 920, GWAGWALADA, ABUJA
+234 818 366 1851
THE NIGERIA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2019