- Doyin Okupe says he will drop his presidential ambition if the 2023 presidency is given to the southeast region
- Okupe made the remark recently in reference to the consensus which saw to the emergence of former president Obasanjo back in 1998
- The ex-presidential aide revealed that after working with two former presidents he is well prepared with the experience
The ex-spokesman of former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, says he will voluntarily step down from the 2023 presidential race if there’s a national concession to give the presidency to the southeast.
Okupe revealed that the post of the presidency is a highly competitive one, saying it must be contested even when there’s a consensus amongst the parties.
The ex-media aide, who has worked with two former presidents, said the experience has given him the opportunity to understudy them, adding that it has prepared him well.
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He went on to explain that he would support a candidate like Peter Obi who, according to him has the much-needed credentials to move Nigeria forward, while making reference to the consensus made back in 1998.
This saw the emergence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Fielding a northern candidate is not right
Speaking on the zoning controversy in the opposition, the PDP chieftain said it will be unjust for the PDP to field a northern presidential candidate.
There are reported indications that the PDP is tilting towards zoning the presidency to the northern region.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Okupe on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, officially declared his intention to join the 2023 presidential race.
Okupe also disclosed that he will be contesting for the presidency on the platform of the PDP.
The former presidential media aide said:
“I believe I have the knowledge, the requisite national political experience and intellectual capacity and wisdom to halt the social and economic decadence, insecurity and pervasive poverty that has nearly made living meaningless in Nigeria."
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In a related development, the ex-spokesman is bringing a lot to the table ahead of the much-awaited 2023 presidential election.
Having been in the corridors of power and in service to the country at a national level, the southwest politician knows just what the collective aspirations and desires of the citizenry are and has reflected the same in his manifesto.
Okupe boasted that if given the opportunity to emerge as Nigeria's next president, the country will experience a serious positive turnaround in many ramifications.