2019: New political movement emerges under PDP ahead of presidential contest


A political movement called The New Face of Hope has emerged under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The group's emergence is timely at a time Nigeria's main opposition party is searching for a credible candidate to be the face of the party in the 2019 presidential election. 

A statement sent to NAIJ.com by its director of media and publicity, Imade Ize-Iyamu, said the group will ensure the emergence of a detribalised, bold and brave face battle-ready to usher Nigerians to the next level.

Part of the statement read: “The hour has come when the young and old Nigerians will need to engage in the fight for what belongs to them. It is about time when the collective dividends of all the citizens stop circulating among some forces in the country. “This is the best time that, as citizens, we need to redouble our efforts in waging peaceful war against the oppression, suffering, pain, agony, fears, encampment, freedom and lawlessness in the land that belongs to all of us. “Therefore, judging from the aforementioned, we begin to ask some salient questions that come to mind: How and what do we do to get ourselves out of these inumerable mess? Who will really take us to the promise land we so desire? “The New Face of Hope! Yes, New Face of Hope has come. 

The New Face of Hope is here. It's a face of a PDP presidential hopeful in the 2019 election race. “The New Face of Hope is sacrificially ready to yield to the demands of the underprivileged and masses in general. A detribalised, bold and brave face battle-ready to usher Nigerians to the next level we all deserve to be.” The group reiterated its commitment to bringing on board the experience of effectively dealing with several security challenges that have almost crippled the most parts of the country. It stated that it has effectively assisted the government in handling security challenges in the past, particularly the hydra-headed Boko Haram. 

“Therefore, in our yet-to-be- unveiled presidential aspirant, we have a personality who has all it takes to nip the security crisis that has engulfed our nation in the bud, especially at this critical moment of our nationhood. “It is worthy to know that our candidate who exudes a nationalistic and philanthropic lifestyle will not only put an end to the ubiquitous hunger, poverty, Boko Haram insurgency and all manner of insecurity in Northern Nigeria, but also suppress the oppression of the Niger Deltans and South-Easterners (Igbos). 

“Indeed, the New Face of Hope being projected, as a unifier and patriotic personality that he is, would balance appointments among Nigerians across ethnic divides and shun favouritism as, according to the presidential aspirant, NIGERIA BELONGS TO YOU AND I,” the group stated. They expressed hope that under their candidate, Nigeria will witness revolutionary transformation in all sectors of the economy and the massively unemployed youth would begin to earn a living wage. “We believe that as a movement, it would take purposeful and strong leadership like THE NEW FACE OF HOPE, embodied by a rare combination of experience, intelligence, resourcefulness, fearless, vibrancy and boldness to tackle these challenges headlong.“ 

“NFHM 2019 can boast of having the template and decisive action required to stamp out corruption in Nigeria, which would be a welcome development coming from a movement that exudes confidence, character and experience in that area of jurisdiction. “It is also important to note that 'The New Face of Hope' will look in the eyes of the corrupt and see neither a sponsor, or a friend, or even a relative but would recognise it as the rampaging monster that really needs to be stamped out,” the group said. They assured Nigerians that they are working out modalities to ensure a restructured Nigeria, where justice, equity, progress and peace will be instilled and every Nigerian will be proud of the country. 

According to them, the vision behind their ideology is a God's own project practically arranged to salvage Nigerians from pains, agony and hardship of the current leadership. They therefore called on Nigerians to work collectively with them to launch the movement into its expected greater height. They promised that their presidential candidate will be unveiled soon after completion of ongoing consultations across the the country. 
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