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Politics 2015: Pat Utomi May Join APC Presidential Race



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Prof Pat Utomi, the 2011 Presidential Candidate of the Social Democratic Mega Party (SDMP), on Tuesday said that he would contest in 2015 if asked to do so.

Utomi made the disclosure during an interview session in Lagos.

Utomi who is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said, "I do not mind running for any other position from councillorship to presidency. The bane of true service in Nigeria is the focus on title.

"Anyone willing to serve his people must be ready to do so at any level," he said.

According to him, those who truly make the difference for their people do not care much about title.

Utomi, however, said that he was currently occupied with his programmes on nation building.

He said that after contesting as the presidential candidate of the SDMP in 2011, he had been engrossed in building the entrepreneurial and mental capacity of Nigerian youths.

"Leadership is not a do or die affair; every true leader must also be willing to be a follower," he said.

On the chances of the opposition winning the Presidential election in 2015, Utomi said it was not impossible as long as everyone involved jettisoned selfishness for the common good.

"There will only be one candidate. The SDMP failed in its mission to take over power in Nigeria because of selfishness.

"The only way the opposition can achieve its goals is to remain united and work for whoever emerges as its candidate as long as the person emerges through a free and fair process," he said

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