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39-year-old lawyer, Eunice Atuejide set to run for Nigerian presidency

A 39-year-old lawyer, Eunice Atuejide has declared her bid to contest in the 2019 presidential elections under the National Interest Party (NIP).

The Enugu-born mother of five announced her intentions in an event in Abuja on Friday stating that, “I believe the time for women presidency is now; I am doing a lot of social media awareness and it has been amazing; so many Nigerians are ready to have a woman as president”.

Drawing similarities between herself and the Croatian president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, who became a world favourite following her amazing outing at the 2018 World Cup, Atuejide said further, “Look at Croatia, everybody is talking about what the Croatian president has been doing and that is me; I can speak so many languages; I am not a military marksman but I can kick; I have a black belt in Taekwondo.

On her intentions for Nigeria, Atuejide said power supply would be the first issue to fix. She said, “We have privatized power production but we have not actually privatized power distribution. We send everything to the national grid and there are limitations to that. We are investing billions in power sector without seeing results because we are not distributing the energy we are producing. We need to open the system; allow every private sector investor who can do come in and produce and distribute energy. The important thing is to make sure there is regulation.

Eunice Atuejide also prides on the fact that she speaks many languages and has been to at least 76 countries across the globe. She is a graduate of BPP University, London and University of Siegen, Germany.

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