- The south-easterners have been urged to vote for Bola Tinubu and not Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, a report indicated
- According to the report, the region gets to benefit more if he declared total support and vote for the former governor of Lagos state
- Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Igbos' have been urged to put their acts together and not vote for emotions but for interest for the greater good of all
The Vice Presidential candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) awarded to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State cannot be said to be a Southeast ticket.
What the southeast region stands to gain if it backed Tinubu's candidacy in 2023
According to the report, the Igbos stand a better opportunity in the country if they vote for the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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In the build-up of the campaign slated for next month, the southeast has been urged to vote with common sense and interests, not with emotional politics. or religious sentiments.
The report affirmed thus:
"However, this isn’t a time for emotional politics but common sense and interest, hence I advise all wise intellectual and politically intelligent people of the southeast to support the candidacy of H.E. Aswaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu so that we can have another opportunity to lay a better foundation and be well equipped in future to actualize the presidency.
"The Igbo in 2023 cannot afford to continue to fail and repeat the same class; rather we should learn from history. In the words of George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
"Therefore, my South East brothers, if you must vote, I urge you to look at the future and drop emotions. While not asking Ndigbo to jettison their own, I suggest that we should give 50 percent of our votes to Peter Obi and 50 percent or much more to H.E. Aswaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (JAGABAN)."
Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Victor Felix wrote
"Casting of votes is individual decision not group decision.... You guys should stop wasting your time trying to convince a whole region on who to vote for...."
Nathaniel Ibrahim said
"South east would vote most competent candidate 2023."
Victor Ij Eke stated
"Both South East or South South both region are voting for Peter Obi and Datti is it,Labour Party."
Ochili Nkiru noted that
"A responsible Igbo man cannot vote for Tinubu."
Adanma Comfortable maintained that
"Both okowa and shaky shaky grandpa,we no dey vote shishiin obi we stand."
Faith Onwuelezi said
"Is only in Nigeria you can see people voting for tribalism not for competent."
Goodluck Owigho said
"South south, south east and south west are voting for peter obi who is Okowa, am from delta but when I see true I will know even the North are voting for peter Obi it's certain."
2023 presidency: Bola Tinubu "secures" 1.5 million electoral votes in advance
In another report, the Arewa Community in Lagos state has committed 1.5 million electoral votes to the standard bearer of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Their support for Tinubu was made known during the inauguration of Alhaji Sa’adu Gulma as the new chairman of the Arewa Community in Lagos state.
Speaking at the inauguration, the new chairman, Sa’adu said his tenure as chairman will spring forth collaborations that will be beneficial to the entire Arewa community in Lagos state.
International Youth Day: PDP New Generation asks Nigerian youths to speak through their PVCs
As the world celebrates International Youth Day, the PDP New Generation has asked young people in Nigeria to get involved in politics and choose their next set of leaders as the 2023 general elections draw nearer.
The theme for this year's celebration, according to the United Nations, is Intergenerational Solidarity.
Audu Mahmood, the director-general of the PDP New Generation, said in a statement:
“It is significant to us, because it is in line with the vision and mission of PDP New Generation of promoting youth inclusion in political activities and governance for a better Nigeria."