- A PDP chieftain, Senator Ben Obi, has reacted to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's comment over 2023 elections
- Osinbajo had said that President Muhammadu Buhari would hand over the presidency to the southwest after completing his two terms in 2023
- Senator, however, berated Osinbajo for asserting that the presidency would revert to the southwest after the Buhari’s administration in 2023
A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential council and director of the campaign of Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP/inter-party directorate, Senator Ben Obi, on December 25, described as insensitive and height of mischief, Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo’s comment on the 2023 elections.
New Telegraph reports that it would be recalled that Osinbajo, said President Muhammadu Buhari, would hand over the presidency to the southwest after completing his two terms in 2023.
Legit.ng gathered that in a swift reaction to Osinbajo’s statement, Obi in a statement issued in Abuja, berated Osinbajo for asserting that the presidency would revert to the southwest after the Buhari’s administration in 2023.
He said: “Apart from the fact that the PDP will win the 2019 presidential election in which case Osinbajo’s reckless and morally outrageous scenario will never come to pass, the mere thought of making that insensitive declaration after Obasanjo’s eight year presidential tenure and Osinbajo’s four year vice-presidency, in the context in which power is yet to rotate to the southeast, is the height of political intolerance and mischief-making.”
Obi directed Osinbajo to re-learn the historical circumstances that threw up the Olusegun Obasanjo Vs Olu Falae presidential contest in 1999 and why the late Alex Ekwueme sacrificed so much to ensure that Obasanjo won that election.
He further charged Osinbajo to “retrieve his lost moral compass with regard to this issue and also with regard to his tradermoni vote-buying antics which, as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a professor and a pastor, he knows to be unethical, corrupt and reprehensible electoral manoeuvre.”
Obi, who was the immediate past national secretary of PDP caretaker committee, further revealed that the “PDP will blend the season of love, grace, giving and sharing that Christmas is known for, irrespective of faith and creed, with robust outreach programmes on consultative meetings, mass mobilisation, stakeholder sensitisation and voter awareness creation in all the states, local government areas and wards across the country.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, on Monday, December 24, said that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s comment that a victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election would guarantee the southwest the 2023 presidency was a “wake-up call” to the southeast.
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