The Director-Normal, Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has hailed the management of the ruling All Progressives Congress for proposing the presentation of a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
Okechukwu, in a chat with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, after the Sallah break, significantly made reference to a press release earlier issued by the Nationwide Secretary, APC Caretaker and Additional-ordinary Conference Planning Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe.
Akpanudoedehe had within the assertion issued on Tuesday mentioned adoption of a consensus is one that’s sure to upset permutations by some pundits who have been hoping that with 22 governors, majority parliamentarians at nationwide and state ranges and uncountable presidential hopefuls, the APC would undoubtedly implode.
Akpanudoedehe’s assertion was in response to the Peoples Democratic Occasion’s latest allegation that the President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had a self-succession plan. The APC scribe, nonetheless, mentioned in contrast to the opposition PDP, the APC was a disciplined celebration, noting that the previous was being haunted by its previous.
“After our congresses and the nationwide conference, we are going to shock them (PDP) by bringing a consensus and an agreeable candidate that can fly the flag of the celebration come 2023. APC has no third time period agenda like PDP. What we’re doing now’s to stabilise the celebration and never permit particular person ambitions to derail President Buhari’s administration,” Akpanudoedehe had mentioned.
Responding, Okechukwu mentioned, “One slept effectively final evening after studying the profound assertion from the social media credited to Distinguished Senator John Akpanudedehe, our Nationwide Secretary, that on the acceptable time, APC will provide you with a consensus and agreeable presidential candidate that can fly its flag in 2023.
“I hail the consensus proposal for it’s a deft transfer which is able to perish the phobia of implosion of our nice celebration as touted by some naysayers.”
Commenting on the implication of the adoption of a consensus association for notable aspirants such because the APC Nationwide Chief, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Okechukwu mentioned, “First, it’s refreshing that President Buhari isn’t for third time period agenda.
“Secondly, in my slightest creativeness, one doesn’t assume any committee dealing with such delicate matter will miss out our nationwide chief, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, within the matrix. Methink he can be among the many high aspirants to be thought of, given his immense contribution to the success of our nice celebration in 2015.”
When requested to substantiate if there was really an settlement between Buhari and Tinubu on succession, the APC chieftain mentioned, “As I informed Sunday Belief when requested final week, as a member of the defunct CPC (Congress for Progressive Change), I by no means heard of such an settlement and most significantly, Mr President isn’t one to, or higher put, hardly ever enters into any formal or casual settlement with anyone. However he appreciates good deeds.
“All I do know is that Asiwaju routinely might have been the Vice-President if not for what attorneys will name pressure majeure. For our management warned in opposition to Muslim/Muslim ticket. Our management then argued that the Abiola/Kingibe Muslim/Muslim ticket, which labored in 1993, might not work in 2015 if Buhari/Tinubu, each Muslims, have been to run, because the situation differs. That was how Asiwaju nominated Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, as a alternative.”
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