- The candidacy of Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential flagbearer is again being threatened in the polity
- This time around, Osita Okechukwu, director-general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) revealed that the northern Christians would not come out to vote for Atiku in 2023
- The VON DG however maintained that the APC would meet the needs of Nigerians in the forthcoming general election if given a chance
Osita Okechukwu, the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has said that the northern Christians will not vote for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okechucku explained further, the plan for Nigerians in 2023
He said the APC will change whatever is not working in the country if the party wins the 2023 elections.
Details emerge as PDP governors, others loyal to Wike meet, take decision on whether to support Atiku or not
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“Our first slogan in APC is change. Our mantra is change. We will not remain static, never. We will change whatever is not working. All we ask Nigerians is to give us another 8 years as you gave our sister political party, the PDP.”
Northern Christians won't vote for Atiku, Okechucku noted
Osita added that:
“Regarding the northern Christians’ outrage over APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket; if any pundit thinks they will vote for Atiku, my answer is ‘capital NO’. No matter what, they know he is bringing nothing new to the table.”
Okechucku further alleged that Atiku breached the rotation agreement of the opposition party, PDP's constitution, noting:
“They are fully aware that Atiku has violently breached the rotation convention of president from north to south and, painfully, by extension, of the PDP’s constitution. If he fails as in 2019, the rotation convention goal post must be shifted.”
Tinubu made the right choice, Keyamo says
The minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has described Shettima as a worthy choice of a running mate for Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Legit.ng earlier reported that he described the former Borno governor as someone who is intellectually fertile and economically sound.
Since the announcement of Shettima as Tinubu's running mate, questions about Nigeria's multi-religious and multi-ethnic realities have started coming. Many are not happy with the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Reacting to the criticisms, Keyamo said:
"There’s no country in the world where history tells us that its development was as a result of ‘balanced’ presidential tickets (in terms of religion) over the years; countries developed as a result of visionary leadership and not because they pandered to some religious sentiments."
2023: APC big wigs reveal plot to work against Tinubu
The presidential bid of Bola Ahmed Tinubu is facing seriously setback internally within the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Legit.ng gathered that some party members from Tinubu's party are plotting to work against him.
These big wigs include honourable Yakubu Dogara, Babachir Lawal and Senator Elisha Abbo of Adamawa State.