Frontline presidential aspirant in Nigeria’s 2007 presidential elections Prof. Pat Utomi speaks on the importance of getting the Nigeria Project right amongst other political, social and economic issues in this hour-long video.
Responding to some of the views expressed by Prof. Utomi during this round table session with some UK based Nigerians, Dr. Anthony Kila, a UK based lecturer and convener of Europe 4 Nigeria, an independent organisation committed to the enthronement of good political and economic structures in Nigeria says that ‘Prof. Utomi’s involvement in Nigerian politics would help raise the level of political debates in Nigeria, because his campaign has been an issue-oriented one’.
In his own comments, Chris Udechukwu of BusinessinAfricaevents.com says that ‘Prof. Utomi stands heads and shoulders taller than all the candidates who are currently jostling for Nigeria’s top job, in terms of integrity, character and intellectual assets’.
Responding, Chigbo Ugochukwu expressed fears for Prof. Utomi’s presidential bid, ‘in an ideal world’, he says, ‘Prof Utomi would be the right choice but borrowing from the late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, there is a difference between idealism and realism. I think that the structures are not yet there in Nigeria to allow the emergence of a philosopher king like Utomi’, he concluded.
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