The All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates have been charged on patriotism ahead of the primary to elect the party’s candidate for president, slated for May 29 and May 30.
A presidential aspirant under the platform of APC, Mr Tein Jack-Rich, gave the charge on Friday in Abuja, in an interaction with journalists on the upcoming presidential primary.
“What major factor we have to consider as we prepare for the upcoming primary is that our vote will decide the future of over 240 million plus Nigerians from 2023 to 2027.
“For that reason, you need a president that knows how to create jobs; you need a president that can feel your pain.
“You need a president that can connect people and opportunities to realise their God-given potentials and capacities, and for that you need Tein Jack-Rich,’’ he said.
The Rivers-born industrialist said he would ensure every Nigeria enjoyed maximum social security, and self-dignity, values the citizens had lost and were yearning for.
He urged delegates to ensure that they voted for the aspirant with a proven track-record of working towards a strong, prosperous, united and wealthy Nigeria.
According to him, Nigeria needs a man who understands how the country can create access to modern technology and connect Nigeria to the gateway of G-20, with his experience in the global economic space.
He therefore urged them to put the country first because a prosperous country would ensure the protection and comfort of all citizens, including the generations to come.
“What legacy will you leave for your children and the yet unborn? How will your name be written in the book of remembrance?
“Will you be remembered as those who worked and fought for the entrenchment of a democracy that turned the fortunes of Nigeria around or will you be remembered as those who pocketed the future of their children by wrong decisions?
“The choice no doubt is yours to make. Let us make the right choice for our country and for our future,’’ Jack-Rich charged the delegates.