- Politicians in the country are already having discussions about the 2023 elections
- A chieftain of the APC, Rochas Okorocha, has disclosed that he had a meeting with Obasanjo recently
- The politician stopped short of mentioning the outcome of the meeting
Senator Rochas Okorocha has held a political meeting with a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo in Ogun state.
The former Imo state governor made this known on Monday, March 15, via a tweet on his official Twitter page.
Okorocha said it was important to consult the elder statesman with the aim of advancing the nation.
''Paid a courtesy visit to Fmr. president Olusegun Obasanjo today at the Obasanjo Library Abeokuta, Ogun state... We must consult our elder statesmen from time to time to move the nation forward.''
Some analysts believe that Okorocha's meeting with the former president is to discuss his 2023 ambition.
Legit.ng recalled that the senator has disclosed that he may contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Daily Trust reported that Okorocha, who represents Imo West at the red chamber, stated this on Thursday, March 11, in Abuja, when a group of youth under the umbrella of ‘Forward with Anayo Rochas Okorocha (FOWARO 2023)’ paid him a courtesy visit.
The former governor, who is one of the founding fathers of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the nation was going through the most difficult moment sequel to the prevailing insecurity in the land.
The Guardian reports that youths under the aegis of Nigeria Youths Movement for Tinubu (NYMT), made the urgent appeal on Thursday, March 11.
According to the youths, the APC national leader is the best person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari given his track record of achievements, both in public service and private sector.
In another news, Senator Ali Ndume, the chairman of the Senate committee on Army, has said it would be against the constitution of the APC for the north to produce the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.
Daily Trust reported that the lawmaker, who represents Borno South in the Senate, stated this at a press roundtable organised by the correspondents’ chapel, Nigerian Union of Journalists, FCT Council, on Saturday, March 13.
The lawmaker said in the spirit of fairness, justice, and equity, any part of the country’s south should produce the next presidential candidate APC.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.