2023: It Will Be a Mistake to Return PDP to Power, VON DG Okechukwu Warns

2023: It Will Be a Mistake to Return PDP to Power, VON DG Okechukwu Warns

  • An APC chieftain, Osita Okechukwu is of the view that the return of PDP to power in 2023 would be a great mistake
  • The Enugu-born politician, Okechukwu made this assertion while interacting with journalists in Abuja, on Sunday, November 28
  • According to Okechukwu, the opposition party cannot be trusted to save Nigeria because they are known for corrupt practices

Abuja- Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has said Nigerians will be making a big mistake by returning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) back to power.

The APC chieftain explained that the opposition party, PDP cannot be trusted to rescue Nigeria because promoters of the party have an incurable appetite for corruption and a history of mismanaging the economy.

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The Punch reports that Okechukwu made this statement during an interview in Abuja on Sunday, November 28.

2023: It will be a mistake to return PDP to power, VON DG Okechukwu claim
PDP Governors, Tambuwal, Muhammad, Douye, Wike, Udom others storm Umuahia for Ikpeazu’s wedding. Photo credit: PDP Governors in Action
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He was reacting to a rescue plan the PDP said it was putting in place in order to rid Nigeria of the socio-economic woes which it said the All Progressive Congress regime; has plunged the nation into.

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He said:

“How can Nigerians trust our sister political party, the PDP, given their antecedents riddled with trust deficit? We know that times are hard; I think it is better to allow APC to fix Nigeria. Where does one start from?”

The VON DG noted that Nigeria was yet to fully recover from the assault on its economy by the recklessness and corruption which characterized the 16 years the PDP spent in office.

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Okechukwu further noted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was still probing the allegation of a multi-million Naira fraud leveled against the suspended National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, by a party member, Kassim Afegbua.

He also pointed out that Nigerians cannot forget in a hurry the various financial scandals ranging from the “Halliburton scam to the Dasuki gate scandal.

Okechukwu also asked, “can we forget the squandermania of $23 billion Greenfield Refineries – one meant for Lagos, one for Kogi and one for Bayelsa? A golden opportunity cost our economy.”

VON DG reels out benefits of electronic transmission of election results

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the director-general of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, on Wednesday, October 13, applauded the National Assembly lawmakers for the insertion of electronic transmission of election results in the country’s electoral law.

It was reported that Okechukwu while speaking to journalists in Abuja, reeled out some of the benefits of electronic transmission of election results.

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Okechukwu said this singular act by lawmakers of the National Assembly in collaboration with stakeholders would end some impunity that has continued to demean the nation's process of selecting public officials.

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In another report, a prominent Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu (John Ikechukwu Okafor) has debunked rumours that he is has thrown his weight behind the 2023 presidential election of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu.

In an Instagram video seen by PM News, Mr. Ibu said he was at the gathering for the endorsement of Tinubu's presidential bid only on invitation by some of his colleagues who needed his assistance.

The comedian said he cannot turn his back on Atiku Abubakar who has done so much for him as a long-time friend.

Source: Legit.ng

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