- There is a fresh crisis in the Enugu chapter of the ruling party, the APC and the Labour Party (LP) ahead of the 2023 general election
- A recent report indicates major stakeholders of both parties are divided because of personal love for their preferred presidential candidates, Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi
- The major issue lies between the 2023 PDP, governorship aspirant in the state, Denge Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh and a 2019 presidential aspirant in APC, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia are at loggerheads in Enugu state
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the love for a preferred candidate would go beyond playing party politics in the country.
The presidential candidates of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has created division among members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the APC in Enugu state, Vanguard reports.
The Enugu party stalwarts
While a 2023 PDP, governorship aspirant in the state, Denge Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh said he will remain in PDP and campaign for the Tinubu presidency in APC, a 2019 presidential aspirant in APC, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia washed his hands off Tinubu and has a pinched tent with Obi in the Labour Party, even while he remains in the APC.
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Meanwhile, the duo are credible politicians from Enugu state with respective followership in their different political parties.
Disclosing his preference for Tinubu against Obi, Onoh said that Tinubu has been tested and delivered creditably in Lagos state, adding that age was no barrier, just as Tinubu’s running in a Muslim/Muslim ticket was not of any qualms to him.
According to Onoh, in addition to Tinubu’s tested performance, his insistence on the former Lagos state Governor is anchored on the Southern Nigeria leaders, particularly the Southern Governors, which comprised of both PDP and APC governors, who met in Asaba, Enugu and Lagos, respectively, where they insisted that the next president of Nigeria, come 2023, must emerge from the southern part of Nigeria.
2023: Tinubu’s presidential bid threatened in 19 northern states, here’s why?
The presidential bid of Bola Ahmed Tinubu may as well be in jeopardy as he faces a stern test of getting unanimous support from all the 19 northern states of the federation.
It was reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states of the federation and including the FCT has reiterated their commitment not to support the APC stalwart.
This affirmation was made known via a statement issued by the CAN secretary-general, Sunday Oibe in Kaduna State.
2023: New CAN president speaks on APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket
Meanwhile, the new president of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, has made a strong comment about the APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Okoh in his acceptance speech in Abuja said Christians in Nigeria are afraid there is a deliberate plan to reduce them to second-class citizens.
The new CAN leader commended President Buhari on his administration's fight against terrorism.