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Omoyele Sowore On NTA Abuja

“This is my first time on NTA since we started 9 months ago, and I am a citizen of Nigeria” – Sowore, on NTA, Abuja

Elections are in about 35 days and AAC cum #TACKITBACK continue to expand national discourse with potent and achievable solutions. On Wednesday, 8th January, 2019, was an electrifying engagement with Omoyele Sowore and his deputy, Dr Rabiu Rufai, on NTA, Abuja. In the interview that lasted for just about 34 mins, Sowore and Rufai expound on ranges of solutions stemming from the campaign promises – SPICER-HEAT.

Sowore boldly spoke about energy mix to generate up to 24000 megawatt and the need to take 13 million kids out of the street. In speaking about herdsmen issue, he spoke about establishing ranches and the opportunity to harness cow dung from up to 20 million cows for bio-gas and electricity.

Speaking further, he said we can sufficiently pay for the manifesto by managing our resources properly and attracting investors who will not come and invest in short term investment and take away their profit whenever the market crashes.

When asked about housing and other AAC manifesto’s deliverables, Sowore responded, our population is not exploding to the extent we cannot cater for the needs of our people. He further said, our politicians like to compare us with China but in China they have ghost houses – houses built in excess of an exploding population. Expounding on agriculture, Sowore asserts that with technology, Nigeria can become Africa food basket.  He spoke about postharvest losses and also said we cannot continue to practice agriculture the same way we are currently practicing agriculture.

“We travelled from Yola to Jalingo. It took about 4 hrs. We found that farmers along the road are still using donkeys and horses to drive their plow. Along the same road we counted nothing less than 50 SUVs own by government officials”, said Sowore.

During the nuanced conversation, Sowore alluded to the skewed media practice that invites more of the thieving politicians for media interaction. He said these politicians don’t even come for the media interactions with the people they lead or desire to lead. They would rather send proxies.

Sowore also advocated for improved political engagements that can change the leadership of Nigeria such that the people that are currently suffering can see a great life before they leave this earth.


The Only Alternative, African Action Congress

Why You Should Vote African Action Congress (AAC) – SPICER-HEAT

African Action Congress 10 Agenda Items that form the framework of her manifesto is spread to cover all the important areas of our collective national life.

The understanding that our individual fates and possibilities are tied to the quality of the society we build together is pivotal to the design and urgency of our party and her engagements with the people.  

All around us are broken dreams. All around us are numerous issues hampering the development of our nation. All around us are people dying over treatable health issues. All around us are visions and lives being terminated through avoidable circumstances.

The urgency that birthed the party is that the issues must be solved now. Time continue to compound the situations and has made our country to be more abortive of dreams and human lives.

ACTION! – Take Your Country Back.

Troubling is the fact that Nigeria has moved to be the world’s poverty capital and has lost millions of jobs in her current economic stagnation. The climbing figures of unemployment and underemployment of about four out of ten individuals deepen the security odds.

This should be interpreted as a system lethal to dreams and human survival. A holistic approach is required to tackle the hydra-headed problem and that is the poise of our Manifesto.  

The three main pillars of our manifesto

  1. Enhancing National Security,
  2. Promoting sustainable growth, and
  3. Enabling self sufficiency in key areas of the economy such as Agriculture.

Our Economic Strategic Focus

More expansive of what our government will deliver is the SPICER – HEAT.

  1. Security
  2. Power
  3. Infrastructure
  4. Corruption
  5. Economy and Jobs
  6. Restructuring
  7. healthcare
  8. Education
  9. Agriculture
  10. Tourism.

Meet Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai, VP Candidate AAC

‘We have not tackled the most important reasons why people take religion and radicalise it – social injustice, poverty, illiteracy…’

  • Dr Rabiu Rufai

‘Our governments have just been talking about building roads… we need much more infrastructure than that’

  • Dr Rabiu Rufai

Born in July 17, 1976, Dr Rabiu Ahmed hails from Jigawa State. He is an erudite academic and medical practitioner with up to 15 years of professional life.

His academic qualifications include a Medical Degree from Bayero University, Kano, and a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Leeds University, UK. He was the pioneer Dean of School of Public health, Federal University Dutse (FUD) from 2014 to 2015.

In addition to his teaching career and engagements, he has robust experience in public health policy formulation and was the head of health policy and health system strengthening units at Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, spanning from year 2011 to 2013.

He is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and also the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH). Dr Rabui has received multiple awards for working tenaciously in the areas of maternal and child health, tuberculosis, HIV, and environmental health.

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