The Director-Total of the Relate of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has predicted an outright victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the 2023 elections.
Primarily based on Okechukwu who’s a founding member and chieftain of the APC, one more presidential candidates of alternative occasions beget bustle harmful of what Nigerians ask of and would therefore now not salvage the votes of the of us.
The VON boss who spoke on the APC National Secretariat in Abuja talked about the emergence of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Occasion (NNPP) exclaim the foundations of rotation as the south is anticipated to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
He added that he has an assurance of Tinubu’s victory since the APC as the ruling social gathering has 22 sitting Governors, the majority of the National Meeting and all these of us and other political appointees obtained’t betray the social gathering’s candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
In his words, “Asiwaju has 60 percent of winning this election. We’re responsible of 22 states of the federation. We beget the majority in the National and Deliver Properties of Meeting – they are now not going to betray him.
“Even in the South-East, that has never been our (APC) stronghold, on the day of the election, we are going there to provide protection to our mandate.”
Okechukwu added that of us love him need to additionally possess certain the APC returns to energy for them so as to withhold their jobs, hence his self belief that Tinubu will take as they may per chance presumably out mobilize for him.
“Regardless of is my desire, if I desire my whisper of business to stay it procedure I need to support Asiwaju, it’s relevant to those which may per chance presumably well be board contributors whether you is probably going to be coming from Yenogoa or Dutse so that is the energy of incumbency,” he added.
He argued that PDP and NNPP must beget followed the precept of rotation in picking their presidential candidates while for the Labour Occasion, Peter Obi is now not true ample to salvage the victory for his social gathering.
Primarily based on the VON DG, nobody can take the presidential election in Nigeria with out the northern support and no northerner can take with out a southern stronghold. In his leer, handiest Tinubu of the APC can boast of having the 2 going into the 2023 elections.
“They don’t have in rotation convention. For them, the agitation or the glue and the certain that rotation created since independence. When Tafawa-Balewa as High Minister, the president or governor-general used to be Nnamdi Azikiwe from the South. When Gowon grew to turn out to be Head of Deliver, Obafemi Awolowo used to be his deputy, the identical ingredient with Murtala and Obasanjo. Obasanjo/Shehu Yar-Adua; Shagari/Ekwueme down the line.
“It’s now not as if rotation is a new ingredient. So, for the PDP due to the Atiku’s muscle, they jettison the rotation of the presidency which used to be an injury to himself. Some of us in the south will forbid him because he touched on the ligament that is maintaining the country.
“This is why we thank the northern governors because they recognised the import of that ligament. You may per chance per chance presumably well presumably also now not take it seriously nonetheless if the sense of belonging it brings to the north and south you may per chance presumably well’t factual brush off it.
“So APC obeyed it. Kwankwaso I know they were significantly bowled over of us. I don’t are looking to name names. This rotation can even now not beget its appropriate tooth nonetheless rotation is a convention. It has its appropriate angle. That’s why the UK does now not beget a written structure they dwell on conventions. Atiku is now not going to know what he did to himself till the day the votes near.
So is additionally the vogue Kwankwaso is taking part in with us. The areas he’ll soak up the north, I know he’s now not going to supply up and since he doesn’t obey the convention, he is now not going to nominate any individual to head with Peter and if Peter does now not hurry true north, we are able to be in CPC and ANPP in 2003 we had 12 million votes we didn’t take the south.
No one can soak up Nigeria while you happen to presumably can’t beget northern support. No northerner can take with out a southern stronghold. Atiku has misplaced in the southern stronghold. That’s why I’m giving Tinubu about 60% potentialities,” Okechukwu argued.