- Chief Raymond Dokpesi who is soliciting support for a one-term presidency for Atiku Abubakar has asked the southeast to wait till 2027
- He said if elected, Atiku would rule for a single term of four years, which would pave way for the region to produce the president in 2027
- Meanwhile, many Nigerians have blasted him over his statement on social media, insisting what he said was an insult
Chairman, technical committee, Atiku Presidential Campaign Movement, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has asked the southeast geopolitical zone to wait till 2027 after former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, would have done one term in office as president of Nigeria, Leadership newspaper reports.
However, this has not gone well with many people on social media.
According to reactions sighted by Legit.ng, the statement by Dokpesi is an insult to the people of southeast.
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Here are reactions from Facebook.
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"Is this not an insult to Igbo race? Even though, I'm not a south easterner, but I condemn this statement, injustice, unfairness has killed this very nation and that is why we are retrogressing as a nation.
"We all know what is good but don't want to stick to it and we keep praying for a better nation, how possible is that? We will not progress as a nation if we keep doing same wrong thing, we'll always have the same wrong answer."
"This statement is a total disrespect to people of south eastern region. Dokpesi should not in anyway because of his political hovering insult a whole tribe with his statement. Never!"
"A self centered and covetous man you are sir. Your statement is even justifying who you are and if care is not taken you will jeopardize your reputation with your AIT. You are making money with your organization in Lagos and you are campaigning for Atiku a northerner. I think that you really have made enough of money from Lagosians. Be prepared to face the consequence of what you have just started. You have never learnt a lesson man."
Gbenga Noah Ojewoye:
"What have we done to deserve southern traitor, after election now, they will be shouting marginalization restructuring and resources control, when they supposed to look for the best candidate from their zones, they are promoting the zone that have been in power for almost eight years, Nigeria politicalprenuer everywhere for their own personal gain."
Comfort Kelechi Ijeomah:
"High chief Ramond you are most definitely a disappointment. We are done with this old people recycling themselves over and over again so please you can employ Atiku to be president of your home and organization but most definitely not president of this country Nigeria."
Chigo Robert Chigo:
"Just spitting venom for political advancement. This is Nigeria. This man should respect Nigeria now."
Stephen Buchi Okafor:
"Then, by 2027, you'll say we should wait till the next 4 years again. Keep deceiving yourselves. I don't support secession in any form, but government should be balanced."
"It is from north to south, not north to north. The rich even go against common sense. Dokpesi selling his regional birthright because of gain and gratification. What shall it profit? Atiku by all standards is the least qualified even from his region. My opinion."
"Dokpesi, with due respect, you're entitled to you opinion but not in a position to advised the Igbo's to Wait until North East, Atiku take short at the presidency. In fact, you need to be flogged for coming to Umuahia Igbo land to make such derogatory statement against the Igbos."
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Meanwhile, Senator Orji Kalu has stated that he is very well capable to lead Nigeria but is not desperate to attain the presidency.
Kalu made this submission on Wednesday, January 19, after the Senate's first plenary session for the year in Abuja. He disclosed that his recent meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock was mainly on national issues like security and electoral law.
The former Abia governor said he enjoys a robust and age-long relationship with the president even before he got into power, hence the meeting was not linked to the 2023 presidential election or his interest in it.
Kalu noted that if the All Progressives Congress (APC) zones the ticket to the southeast, he will begin massive campaigns which, according to him, will roll out like a hurricane.