Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, a US-based Nigerian woman, has declared her intention to run for president under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.Roberts told supporters in New York that she will not accept donations from corrupt Nigerians to fund her campaign. She promised to deliver in the areas of uninterrupted power supply, quality healthcare for all, creation of one million jobs annually, quality affordable education and security of lives and property. The PDP presidential aspirant, whose campaign slogan is ‘Hope 2019’, is the Vice Chair of Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee and the President, Association of African Media Practitioners in the U.S. She blamed the problems of Nigeria on what she termed the current faulty structure, saying the Nigerian president in the next political dispensation must restructure the country to realize its full potential. Roberts said PDP was poised for a major shift ahead of 2019, claiming it was the party to beat and a viable platform because it had national appeal and spread. Roberts promised to allocate minimum of 15 per cent of the annual budget to education as well as the total overhaul of the system to allow for early instruction in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Nike Roberts attended Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls’ Secondary School, Lagos(1975-81) before leaving for the United Kingdom to study hotel management in Oxford. According to her website, www.nikeroberts.org, Nike returned to Nigeria to work in the hospitality industry by developing her own brand of lunch delivery services to corporate clients, and event catering. She later left for the US where she attended Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. She then started the first multi-cultural television station in Atlanta area, which showcases the experience of Africans in Diaspora. She also produced and hosted her own talk show.
Nike has degrees in Office Administration & Technology, Information Security, and Technical communications.