The National Chairman Coalition of All Nigeria Support Groups(CNSG),Mark Iheanyi has said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Presidential Aspirant,Mazi sam Ohuabunwa is the best presidential material today and that it would do Nigerians good to vote for him both at the primaries and the federal elections next year.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with our Correspondent over the Weekend CNSG Chairman said his group are backing Ohuabunwa because he is head and shoulder above Atiku Abubakar,Bola Ahmed Tinubu ,Vice President Yemi Oshibajo and former President Goodluck Jonathan etc.
According to him among presidential aspirants in the country Ohuabunwa is among the very few that you can not find their names in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) files like a former Nigerian president recently said.
He therefore urged Nigerians to be careful on who they would be supporting in the forth-coming elections,saying that they are free to collect back the millions stolen from the coffers of Nigerian by some presidential aspirants he did not name but asked Nigerians to vote their conscience and ensure a credible aspirant like Ohuabunwa emerge at the end of the day in the overall interest of the country.
As he posited ”Mazi Ohuabunwa is in his own pedigree.If there is something like over qualified i will say he is over qualified to be the President of Nigeria …As at today in Nigeria Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa is the best to become the president of Nigeria”
According to Wikipedia, Samuel Ohuabunwa was born on the 16th of August 1950 in Port Harcourt
. He began his education at Okrika Grammar School, Okrika
. The Nigerian Civil War
which started in July 1967 had his education interrupted. He later joined the war and fought for Biafran Army. After the war ended in 1970, he transferred to Government Secondary School, Owerri to complete his education. He obtained his West African School Certificate examination in 1971. He then proceeded to the University of Ife
in 1972 to study Pharmacy and graduated in 1976. He had postgraduate training in Business and Organisational Management at the Columbia University
, in New York City
After his graduation from Columbia University, Sam joined Pfizer as Sales Representative in 1978. He later became the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Pfizer in Nigeria. In 1997, the headquarters of Pfizer in New York, USA decided to reduce its business operations in Nigeria and offered Sam Ohuabunwa the opportunity to lead a management buy over of their 60% equity investments. This gave rise Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc, an indigenous company today in Nigeria. He named this company in honour of a former president of Pfizer, Mr Robert Neimeth. He retired from his role as CEO of Neimeth PLC in 2011 after serving in that capacity for 18 years. Ohuabunwa is a fellow of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Society as well as the present Chairman of same body.
Ohuabunwa is the foundation president of the West African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association. He was also the Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group
and former chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.He is also a Fellow of the West African Post-Graduate College of Pharmacists, Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management
and other professional bodies. In the public sector, he was a member of the Presidential Committee on vision 2010 and Vision 2020 national development plans. Mazi Sam has been on the Board of Nigerian Institute Of Social And Economic Research
and Nigerian Health Insurance Scheme. He was appointed on the board of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P)
by President Goodluck Jonathan
. He was chairman of the governing board of Abia State Polytechnic
and also chairman of the board of the Abia State Teaching Hospital. In 2021, he announced his candidacy for the Presidency of Nigeria in the 2023 elections under the newly formed party New Nigeria Group (NNG)