- October 13, 2022
- Posted by: Eughulu
- Category: ICAN
Yesterday, October 12, 2022, presidential candidates for the 2023 general election gave speeches at the 52nd ICAN conference.
The theme of the 52nd Annual Accountants Conference was ‘Nigeria: Adapting Sustainability for Economic Prosperity.’
It was intended that each presidential candidate would speak to the audience during the conference, not the vice presidential candidate.
Inadequate electricity supply and the contentious open grazing initiative were two important issues raised with party presidential candidates during a panel discussion on Wednesday at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) conference as voting for Nigeria’s next president intensifies.
Present at the ICAN Presidential Candidate Session were the vice presidents of the New Nigeria’s People’s Party (NNPP), Issac Idahosa and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ifeanyi Okowa.
Others were Presidential Candidates of Accord Party (AP), Christoper Imumolen; Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore; and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Peter Umeadi.
When asked about their positions on open grazing, the LP presidential candidate responded that it is important to look at the current situation and determine if the country is benefiting from it to its fullest extent.
If not, Obi suggested, we should adopt modern practices and talk about the problem with all the parties concerned.
The AAC presidential candidate said that if elected, he would fully support ranching thank opened grazing because it is secure, safe, and a means of generating electricity.
The AAC presidential candidate responded that Nigeria will never have an industrial revolution without power when asked what he could do about providing electricity given that it is directly tied to economic sustainability.