Tinubu’ll carve his name in gold if he supports South-East for 2023 presidency – Okechukwu, APC chieftain

Tinubu’ll carve his name in gold if he supports South-East for 2023 presidency – Okechukwu, APC chieftain

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1/16/2022 5:56:00 AM

Tinubu’ll carve his name in gold if he supports South-East for 2023 presidency – Okechukwu, APC chieftain

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechukwu, who is a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress, shares with TUNDE AJAJA his views on the 2023 elections and the recent declarations of interest in the presidency

16 January 2022The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechukwu, who is a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress, shares withTUNDE AJAJAhis views on the 2023 elections and the recent declarations of interest in the presidencyAtan event in December 2021, you urged the National Leader of your party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to jettison his presidential ambition and back a younger candidate from the South-East, how did his eventual declaration come to you; were you disappointed?

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These our brothers will not stop exposing their political deficiency daily... Haba!!! 🤷🏽‍♂️ This smacks of mental laziness. The South-East should rather work for the ticket, than cut corners. Let's see the SE candidate first See talk... That means his name is presently carved in Silver. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Even if Tinubu does this and the presidential ticket of the APC goes to the SE, and PDP zones the ticket to North, how sure are we that the APC SE presidential candidate will get the needed votes in South East? That's the biggest question. Unfortunately there is no time for tials

South east wey no support him movement ? This entitlement nonsense should stop! Let Igbo go to OfficialPDPNig where they deserve it, vie for presidency there. Meanwhile, let them drop all politics of hate lies, bigot, tribalism and embrace love and peace, maybe in 8 yrs time.... Okechukwu, you will work hard earned hard but you will not eat it. Another person will eat it and golden ring will be ur compensation, Amin.

After hating on him without them knowing the reason why they are hating on him. They should gettout😕 Let him carve it in wood...we love him that way

2023: Ohanaeze Vows To Give Nigeria Competent Presidential Candidates From South-East | Sahara ReportersOhanaeze leader, Prof George Obiozor, noted that it was only fair for power to rotate from North to South, and the South-East getting it for the first time in Nigeria’s history. Old beggers biafra is the only way. FreeMaziNnamdiKanuNow BiafraNationNow BiafraExit referedumnow You must drop off the agitation to disintegrate from Nigeria Like they have done in the SE.

Why would he want to do that when his name is already carved in platinum? Şe Tinubu wa ję asiniwaye ni? Is Tinubu an escort that must keep helping others to attain power? He is called Asiwaju for a reason, he has sacrificed and invested in lots of people to achieve their ambition. It's now his turn to shine in the sun, y'all should rally round him now.

Does it make sense if only Tinubu support the East and the South West didn't support? You want him to sacrifice , has he not sacrificed for you lots , now is the time for you to sacrifice for him. He already carved his name diamonds , platinum and gold . Igbo man will never be president in Nigeria again, with what they did to our founding fathers, the way they killed them humiliate them in public, they killed Tafawa Balewa, sardauna of sokkoto, and many more of our leaders.

A MUST WATCH: LISTEN TO WHAT OBI CUBANA SAYS ABOUT THE DRUG RUMORS AND HOW HE IS GOING TO HELP THE PURE WATER GUY WHO SHARES MONEY TO PRISONERS 👇👇 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Who and who are the sculptors, I think the reverse is the case for SE. The real, genuine Igbo businessmen in Lagos will understand better.

Who will do the carving? You will do yourself and any South-East contestants a lot of good if you're saying this from APGA

2023 Presidential Candidates Should Come From South East – SERGPan-Igbo socio-political pressure organisation, the South East Revival Group (SERG), has said that if Nigeria has to be great again, the 2023 presidential How prepared are the Igbos? Tell that to OfficialPDPNig As if they want a sensible Igbo leader to be the president, no they are looking for a zombie man from South East who will sit in Aso Rock obeying every order from Arewa Miyetti Allah leaders.

Tinubu will carve his name in gold if he becomes the next Nigeria President The question is why must he support? You guys have been doing all sort of emotional blackmailing because you don't have the mind of your own,you simply can't do without his support instead of fighting it out with him; you are begging for support. Is that not low self-esteem.shior

Okechukwu ko, Isalekeku ni. If all you no kofo danu and go and meet PDP and Atiku. If only they are still believing in one Nigeria The south easterners separatist illusion is their undoing Jokers....what stupid sacrifice is this. Tinubu for President come 2023. Your emotional blackmail won’t work. You can’t be working at PDP and expect to be paid at APC. Nominating someone from the SE by the APC will sound the death knell of the party. The people will still vote PDP, though the candidate is a Fulani. Let them stay with their PDP abeg.

Calvin Klein ni... South East will carve their in gold if they support tinubu Oga osita his name is already on Diamond history of Nigeria and Africa politics so no need for your political statement 2023 is a very free choice for everyone to contest so abed make Una drop this zoning wahala of a thing. Every region shld put its house in order first!

Whatever he supports, his name and that of his family is messed up forever! Abi what are you people talking about!!? 😏

2023 presidency: Not an easy road for South-East - Punch NewspapersThe most widely read newspaper in Nigeria So crushed Not so easy for the easter part to win president, but 2027 is sure for then. Says who?

Who carve help? Whatever he supports, his name and that of his family is messed up forever! Abi what are you people talking about!!? 😏 You know you all need the master mind of this game. How I wish his game was 100% clean! Oh well. No one is Gold ko silver ni: South East could only get presidential ticket in PDP and never in APC and can not smell Aso rock as at now

Your mumu never do. But his selfish nature won't let him. The Igbo should focus on getting the PDP ticket, before talking of talking Tinunbu to step down Fair is fair U guys are just too funny pls right now his name is in what oh? Anyway go and mobilize, present ur candidate and let met in d pool Did someone tell you he's a sculptor?

2023: Ohanaeze Lists Five Conditions For South-East Presidential Aspirants | Sahara ReportersMeanwhile, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide has urged the South-East to consult widely and build bridges ahead of the 2023 elections. Confused Delusional Ohanaeze Ndigbo can not Protect Igbos with Transfiguration Insurance, Reincarnation Insurance, Resurrection Insurance and Immortal Eternal Life Insurance. Why should they try to make Decisions for Igbos without my accurate Consent/Approval? Ohanaeze are not leaders. True leaders are always think about the future of their people and their generations to come. Ohanaeze are politicians without no common sense. They are trading their people for money because of their personal gain from the fulanis federal government Foolish people confusing the youth mentality, no more Nigeria, we need Biafra that's all. Weather they bring angel as president the evil forces on the presidential seat in aso rock will still change the person to dance same wickedness deaf ear mentality to economic development

ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU'S NAME IS ALREADY CALVED IN GOLD THAT IS WHY WE SUPPORTING HIS MANDATE COMES 2023 PRESIDENCY. You people were enmeshed in abusing other tribes, calling Nigeria a zoo instead of building bridges. Now you want Tinubu to support South East for the President of which country? Tinubu that doesn't know the road to the SE.

I don't think igbo are still ready for the seat of president. They have to learn politics more TINUBU s also 4rm Southern part of Nigeria. If we r 2 look at ur proposal then North East n North Central should also be given d chance 2 produce president. It will b difficult for any South Easterner 2 sell himself out 2 other Nigerians. How n what s he going 2 campaign with?.

Lol rubbish The message is either idiomatic or idiotic considering individuals human right under our constitution. Lol...himself want to be President, what name written in gold that is more than that? How many of you remember how Major Gen Adekunle Fajuyi die for Major Gen Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi UN UK U.S. EU savelive, All these nigeria politician are criminals

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Lol He himself want to be President what name written in gold that is more than that? How many of you remember how Major Gen Adekunle Fajuyi die for Major Gen Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi? EmmanuelPipa I quickly followed back TINUBU s also 4rm Southern part of Nigeria. If we r 2 look at ur proposal then North East n North Central should also be given d chance 2 produce president. It will b difficult for any South Esterner 2 sell himself out 2 other Nigerians. How n what s he going 2 campaign with?.

Na now una they wise up? I think he doesn't want to carve his name in gold, charcoal will do, and our history will remember him! Tell him to stop saying nonsense

2023: Bello Is Competent, Capable - NwaokobiaThe national co-ordinator, 'Got Your Back Nigeria', Prof. Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr, has described Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as the face of Like he has turned Kogi state to Eldorado Abi. Bunch of mumu in a normal countries Yahyah Bello can’t be more than councilor but in Nigeria anything goes. This is man that have not paid workers salaries for years and when confronted he said ‘just fourteen months’ he is owing What has he done for kogi state? How do you define competence Posterity will judge so many of u supporting rubbish Youth choice

Published 16 January 2022 The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechukwu, who is a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress, shares with TUNDE AJAJA his views on the 2023 elections and the recent declarations of interest in the presidency At an event in December 2021, you urged the National Leader of your party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to jettison his presidential ambition and back a younger candidate from the South-East, how did his eventual declaration come to you; were you disappointed? No, I wasn’t disappointed. My submission was advisory and not in any way compulsive. At any rate, who am I to dictate to the great Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Jagaban of Borgu. As I said in my many statements, being a Buharist, I cannot underrate or undermine the critical supplement eminent Asiwaju and others like Mr Rotimi Amaechi and Dr Bukola Saraki injected into our campaign which made President (Muhammadu) Buhari’s victory possible in 2015. Don’t forget that Mr President had his 10 to 12 million vote bank, but we Buharists alone couldn’t win any geopolitical zone in the south without the Asiwaju critical supplement. I’m a Christian and we are admonished to remain grateful. I didn’t get this appointment until the APC won the presidential election. Therefore, one remains grateful for those who contributed immensely to our victory after our failed attempts in 2003, 2007 and 2011. You advised him to remain a kingmaker, but he has said a kingmaker can also be a king. Since he had it relatively easy ‘installing’ kings, do you think this race would be much easier for him, since he would be selling himself to the party and the voters if he wins the primary? Mine is simply persuasion. Please deeply examine the huge solidarity that would be generated in the south and by extension the entire country if Asiwaju had said let me go by the Hadith Golden Rule and support any south-easterner of choice. That could have resonated and carved his name in gold. I wish him the best of luck. At any rate, our great party, the APC, is not averse to zoning. In fact, zoning was one of the factors which enhanced our victory in 2015. I have lived in the north for 33 years and I know Nigeria sufficiently well that every geopolitical zone has eminently qualified persons to preside over the country. Therefore, none should be denied the opportunity to preside over the country. I also know that it is not the region that produces the president that benefits more. So, it is a soothing balm in nation building. Some people have advocated that competence should supersede zoning, don’t you think your insistence on the seat being zoned to the South-East could be viewed as whipping up ethnic sentiment? I’m a nationalist and not a tribalist, but whatever brand or label, my major concern is the peace, unity and prosperity of our dear fatherland. In the political domain, there is the law with its legal teeth and the convention with its moral weight. Both play eminent roles in the annals of all countries at one point or the other. The Fourth Republic milieu convention was at play in 1999 and 2007, where two Yoruba sons and two Hausa were contestants respectively. Don’t forget that it was based on this premise that patriots like Dr Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President, Solomon Lar, Abubakar Rimi, Umaru Shinkafi, Adamu Ciroma, Dr Olusola Saraki of blessed memory and a host of other patriots shelved their interest and adopted the zoning convention which saved our dear country. I think we need the zoning convention to further stabilise the country. You also mentioned that Tinubu ‘should use his abundant Almighty God’s endowment to unite the APC, the South and by extension our beloved country by backing a candidate from the south- East.’ Does it mean his intention to run could one way or the other divide your party, the south and the country? No division meant at all, but as the scripture says, there is time for everything. This time is for our big brother to uplift and unite the south and by extension our dear country. Asiwaju’s support for anybody from the South-East will forever unite the two brethren, and that will be a huge milestone. If I am Asiwaju and Ndigbo had been president for eight years and now vice president for almost eight years, I will canvas for the Yoruba. In the tribal contest scenario we found ourselves in since the election in the defunct Western Region Parliament, where NCNC members defected to the Action Group and denied the great Zik (Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe) the leadership of the parliament, the best in this circumstance is to adhere to the Golden Rule, which will automatically heal and cement such ancient grudge. For me, Ndigbo and Yoruba are not enemies but competitors who naturally look beyond each other’s shoulders. This gesture could have minimised such rivalry. Ohanaeze Ndigbo has faulted Tinubu’s expression of interest in the presidency, saying it’s a project dead on arrival because it’s not rooted in justice and equity. What do you make of Ohanaeze’s position? My understanding is that Ohanaeze Ndigbo is also appealing to Asiwaju to give us support, the language syntax notwithstanding. That he should obey the Golden Rule and do unto others as was done to them. The Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said he might consider contesting the presidency if the APC zones the ticket to the South-East, are you optimistic the party would zone it to the region? We are all on this same page lobbying the leadership and membership of our great party to honour Ndigbo with Nigeria’s President of Igbo extraction. It will be the end of the civil war and end of IPOB (the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra). Indeed, Nigeria’s President of Igbo extraction will be broadminded and continue the physical and agrarian infrastructural revolution of President Buhari. We have been involved in the development of everywhere in the country and this tempo will definitely accelerate if given the golden opportunity. We are true patriots who reside and invest wherever we live. Everywhere is our home and it is incumbent on us to develop wherever we live. There seems to be a lot of conflict in your party, especially at the state level, resulting in factions across many states. Could that be the reason the party is yet to hold its convention and zone offices both for the convention and the presidential primary? Permit me to state that conflict is natural in human affairs, especially when prosperity is in sight. In most parts of the country, it is abundantly clear that if you control the structure of APC, your chances of nominating candidates is very high, complemented by the high probability of victory for your candidate. APC, our great party, is that party of first choice, liberal and progressive with spread across the country. The Reconciliation Committee led by Distinguished Senator Abdullahi Adamu is working on the onerous task of reconciliation in the states. On the upcoming convention, the Secretary of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpan Udo-Edehe, who is the manager of our party’s secretariat, already gave the position of the party when he said dates for party activities such as meetings, primaries, congresses and national conventions are communicated through well-known official channels and not through sources. He also noted that the caretaker committee under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni would not be distracted by self-serving antics of the sponsors of fake news and it is embarking on nationwide consultations with party stakeholders to prepare the ground for a rancour-free national convention. The secretary has equally pointed out that the sub-committee on budgeting and other substructures would be set up in due course. Do you agree with those who say the zoning should be done quickly because further delay would make more candidates across the zones show interest, and by the time the zoning is done, there would be many people to be persuaded to drop their ambition? As quoted above, I think the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee will not disappoint us the rank and file of the party. For me, the more the merrier; let all the flowers blossom. That’s the spice of democracy, where the members have options to choose from. Don’t forget that the APC’s Constitution has expressly stated in Article 20 that, “All party posts prescribed or implied by this constitution shall be filled by democratically conducted elections at a respective national convention or congress subject, where possible, to consensus. Where a candidate has emerged by consensus for an elective position, a vote of “yes” or “no” by ballot or voice shall be called to ensure that it was not an imposition which could breed discontent and crisis.” Read Also