International businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Jade Interior Concept and Services Limited, Dr. Harry Ighodakpo, has expressed his opinion as to who will be a better president for Nigeria between the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and his alleged top challenger, former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, stating his reasons.
According to Ighodakpo, who is mostly based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, Atiku has better credentials as a versatile, experienced businessman who can open the doors of the country to the world to engender free enterprise and direct foreign investments.
“No country can grow without opening its doors to foreign investments both capital and labour and in this regard the current administration has failed woefully. I do not blame them but blame us Nigerians as a people who are moved to vote sentimentally without facts and proven track records of whom who we vote into office,” he said in chat with our reporter during a business dinner in Lagos last weekend.
Speaking further, Ighodakpo, stressed that he had at several occasions had a one on one interaction with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and describes the business knowledge and acumen of the Waziri Adamawa a awesome.
He said,” Without any intent to be partisan I must categorically state that Atiku Abubakar is by far the best of the lot currently vying for the highest office in the land.
“On a personal capacity I have been opportune to meet the renown statesman one on one and I am still in awe at the cheer business mind he has got.
“Nation building in my opinion is not about tearing down the established structures and institutions.
“Yes, for the country to be positioned for greatness the seed of corruption must be weeded out but this cannot be done in isolation.
“There must be a zeal, which this current administration lacks, to create constructive and reliable developmental strategies for the collective growth of Nigeria.”
The Emevor, Delta State-born real estate magnate, also faulted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of being divisive in its outlook, stressing that the combination of former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, and Alhaji Abubakar is a more informed choice.
“We should endeavour to play politics of integration against politics of division which has become the order of the day now.
“I also believe Atiku’s selection of Peter Obi states the obvious; the gentle man is a believer in the concept of Nigeria and this is strongly rooted in his open mindedness and belief that we are one nation and not just a pack of idiots fooled into believing that the biggest problem in Nigeria is fighting corruption instead of nation building.
“Has Nigeria ever been as corrupt as Russia ? Why then has Russia not paused her development to fight corruption.
“Modern day governance clearly indicates that corruption can be fought whilst nation growth is ongoing,” he added.
Ighodakpo shuttles between Lagos and Dubai because the core of his business, are in both two great cities.
Already, he has initiated some mouth-watering tourism packages between Lagos and Dubai, believing he can sell Nigeria to Dubai just as United Arab Emirate has sold Dubai to the world.