’I’m running for the Presidency because things have really gone bad and l have what it takes to salvage the situation for the sake of posterity’’, these were the explanations by Presidential aspirant and Akwa Ibom Governor Emmanuel Udom to the people of Benue State at the weekend.He told a mammoth crowd, including State Governor Samuel Ortom who personally received him, saying that he was not surprised about the wonderful reception.He explained that he was running ‘’because things have really gone bad; for the sake of posterity’’ and ‘’I believe I have what it takes to salvage the situation’’.”Mine is not a do or die affair. If it is the will of God, I am ready and willing and capable to take up the challenge.”If God chooses me, I am ready to partner with him. If he says it is someone one, I am ready to accept and work with God’s choice”.Describing himself as a loyal member of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Udom maintained that it was imperative to rescue the sinking ship of Nigeria and Nigerians. is important now is to rescue Nigerians.The aspirant’s spokesman, Bola Bolawole quoted his principal as saying that “Things cannot just continue like this, therefore, I offer myself to serve”.Responding, Ortom said the fact that Senator Gabriel Suswan, a former Governor of Benue State is Udom Campaign Council Chairman speaks volumes but lamented that “Benue has been under siege for a long time and very few people have shown concern and support. Ortom however told the gathering Udom was ‘’one’’ of ‘’the few” that had expressed his concern about the plight of the Benue people.”As Buhari and APC (All Progressives Congress) said that they will take Nigeria from top to bottom, we are not only at the bottom now but beneath the bottom.”We have been down in all spheres of life. We cannot continue like this saying: “I believe the least of the PDP aspirants is better than the best in APC”.”We must pray but also we must take action. Your coming forward to offer yourself is the right step in the right direction’’, Ortom added.