Anyim Pius Anyim, a former Senate President of Nigeria was in the senate for only one term and shocked Nigerians when he announced that he will go for re-election unlike majority of his colleagues and typical of Nigerian do-or-die Politicians.
He went back to Private Legal Practice and farming in his village. Senator Anyim next agenda centred on education, youths Vocation training (funds to traders) and charity work.
The former Senate strongman announced his intention to vie for the office of the President of Nigeria in 2023 during the last PDP national convention.
Anyim promised that he will reposition and reunite Nigeria if given the opportunity to serve as the next president of the country.
According to him, he will refocus, reunite and bring everybody together to have a sense of nationhood, and also lift youths out of unemployment through training and re-training of graduates, job focused education in line with global trends and standards and funds for start-up businesses.
Anyim disclosed this when he paid a consultation visit to the Emir of Lafia Barebari and Chairman Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, Hon. Justice Sidi Bage Muhammed.
He said, ” I am here today because I, desire to reposition the country to catch up with the future. We will be proud of it if I am given the opportunity.
“In the next few years, the type of employment we will be talking about will not be the type we are talking about right now. And sir, we need to reposition this country to catch up with the future so that we can preserve the future for our children. That is what I stand for, that is what I want to bring to the table and that’s why I have come to meet you.
“I want to assure you that we are into a new season, a season that will set out a new future for the younger generation, a season that will refocus Nigeria, a season that will reunite Nigeria, a season we must not make mistake about, a season we must bring everybody together to have a sense of nationhood. We have no other country than this country,” he said
Responding, Hon. Justice Sidi Bage Muhammed, assured Anyim of his partnership and wished him well in presidential ambition.
“I want to assure you that I will not be part of the people that will discuss those issues that will not matter. We shall educate our people. I wish you well in your endeavours.”
Recall that Sen. Anyim is the only person from the South-East of Nigeria that has made his intention to run for the office of the President of Nigeria for now.
This strongman from the east of Niger is one of the most experienced Nigerian to go for the office of the president. He know how the president works, understands how the presidency works and as a former senate president, is verse with the working of the National Assembly. With these, Anyim will start work on the day one.