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2023: Buhari’ll handover to northerner ― APC chieftain

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 20, 2019, 08:27:02 AM
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By Dirisu Yakubu & Winifred Azubuike

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Jackson Ojo, has advised the South to forget their dream of producing the President of Nigeria in 2023, saying at the expiration of his tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari would handover to another northerner.

Ojo stated this yesterday in Abuja in a chat with our correspondents. The APC chieftain while counselling the South to build a common front ahead of the next election cycle noted that South lacks the capacity to politically engage the North in a battle of supremacy.

In his words, politicians of South-West extraction currently agitating to replace President Buhari in 2023 lack the visibility and national acceptance to make good their dream saying, “who is there in the South that has the national clout? There are some people in the South-West that are making noise today, wanting to be President.

“The truth is that they cannot be President. That is it! Mark my word! APC Presidential candidate in 2023 will emerge from the north. The South-West will be given the Vice Presidential slot. And if the PDP takes its candidate from the South, then they have given the opportunity to the APC to win again. The south does not have the political capacity to fight the North.”

Justifying his reason for rating the south so poorly, Ojo, who doubled as Coordinator, Yoruba Youth Alliance added that the north has since left the south behind in terms of togetherness and unity; factors he claimed would determine who gets the Presidency in 2023

He continued: “The people of the South are agitating to be President of Nigeria in 2023. Is it by mere verbal expression? The North has 19 states including the FCT. The South has 17. There is no political synergy between the South-East, South-South and South-West. Each of them is standing independently as a pillar that cannot be moved but when you go up north, you will always get the traditional bloc vote because there is a unifying factor among them.

“Religion can unify them and they have leaders that can unify them. In the north, you have the Northern Governors Forum, the Northern Senators Forum and all that. Do we have these unifiers in the South? South-South is standing on its own, same with South-East and South-West. In the South, there is a multi-dimensional dichotomy, politically that is. Such a dichotomy can never be found in the North.

“Let us not deceive ourselves. What is the voting capacity of the North? The voting capacity of the South-South and the South-East cannot withstand the voting capacity of Kano, Katsina and Kebbi states.”

There are agitation by Southern politicians, particularly from the South-West and South-East for the zoning of the APC Presidential ticket at the expiration of President Buhari’s second tenure in 2023, with the likes of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Tunde Bakare being seen as likely aspirants.

Source: Vanguard

Re: 2023: Buhari’ll handover to northerner ― APC chieftain

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 20, 2019, 08:37:28 AM
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The APC chieftain while counselling the South to build a common front ahead of the next election cycle noted that South lacks the capacity to politically engage the North in a battle of supremacy.

This man's views on this issue is very servile and unfortunate.

So, Nigeria's presidential turns now would be determined by "political supremacy" rather than the gentleman agreement that presidency should rotate between North and South?

On what basis did the Northern politicians abandon Jonathan in 2015? Wasn't it their position that Jonathan was usurping the turn of the North?

Northern politicians who defected from PDP to APC (the so called nPDP) said so openly.

Now that Buhari is about to complete the Northern second term, this southern politician is making excuses and basically making the argument, on behalf of the North, that the basis for power rotation has changed from protocol (gentleman agreement) to political supremacy. SMH

When was Nigeria's political weight (real population of Nigeria) ever truly determined?
Does anybody know Nigeria's real population?

I'll discuss the trailing issue next ...

Re: 2023: Buhari’ll handover to northerner ― APC chieftain

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 20, 2019, 08:48:33 AM
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“The truth is that they cannot be President. That is it! Mark my word! APC Presidential candidate in 2023 will emerge from the north. The South-West will be given the Vice Presidential slot. And if the PDP takes its candidate from the South, then they have given the opportunity to the APC to win again. The south does not have the political capacity to fight the North.”

It seems to me that this man is indirectly positioning the South West for the VP position, rather than making a rational argument that power should stay in the North due to the so called lack of supremacy by the South.

Again, this is very unfortunate, but people are entitled to their political opinions and choices!
 
This man has resigned to perpetual political servitude and inferiority to the North, but he offends other southerners by foisting his personal cowardice and weakness on the entire Southern Nigeria. If he is offering himself to perpetual slavery, this is his business and NOT that of other southerners.

The last time I checked, more and more South Easterners are asking for either restructuring or outright secession instead of even an Igbo presidency, because Nigeria is hopeless without such massive political structural change.

Nigeria's hopes of unity and peace depends heavily on such restructuring.
This is the truth regardless of what APC goons might think or say.

Re: 2023: Buhari’ll handover to northerner ― APC chieftain

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 20, 2019, 08:54:26 AM
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Justifying his reason for rating the south so poorly, Ojo, who doubled as Coordinator, Yoruba Youth Alliance added that the north has since left the south behind in terms of togetherness and unity; factors he claimed would determine who gets the Presidency in 2023

It is NOT true that the "North" is more united than the South.

The last time I checked, the middle belt has been distancing itself from the core North and working more with the South politically pushing for restructuring. This has not manifested fully because of the massive election rigging that has been happening since APC came to power in Nigeria. Not a single election conducted under this Nazi party can be said to have been free or fair.
Most Nigerians who are fair minded know that PDP has been winning the elections but been rigged out mindlessly in the elections. APC thieftains can say whatever they like, Nigerians know the truth.

Re: 2023: Buhari’ll handover to northerner ― APC chieftain

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 20, 2019, 09:04:53 AM
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He continued: “The people of the South are agitating to be President of Nigeria in 2023. Is it by mere verbal expression? The North has 19 states including the FCT. The South has 17. There is no political synergy between the South-East, South-South and South-West. Each of them is standing independently as a pillar that cannot be moved but when you go up north, you will always get the traditional bloc vote because there is a unifying factor among them.

Firstly, the skew that resulted in the North having 19 states while the South has 17 is part of why sane Southerners have vowed that Nigeria must restructure or break.
How Kano managed to have more local government areas than Lagos is a product of the Northern military rulers who foisted the fraudulent system on Nigeria.
But leaving that aside for a second, what is the unifying factor in the North today?
If you said religion, does it mean that the killing of Christians in some Northern states misses your eyes?
Does it mean that Ruga is now generally accepted by all Northerners?
If you conduct a fair poll and place Buhari (who supports Ruga) and another person who does not, how many middle belters will vote for Buhari? How many of them actually voted for him in the last election?

If Jonathan had been as brazen as Buhari, would Jonathan have lost the last election? Wouldn't he have have done the same things that Buhari did; eg remove the CJN through the back door? What would have happened if Jonathan did same things?

Nigerians are not intelligent, honestly.

So, now because someone is there by hook or crook, his section of Nigeria is now politically superior to other parts of Nigeria?

This is exactly why some Nigerians are convinced that the country has no future.
Quite sad.

Re: 2023: Buhari’ll handover to northerner ― APC chieftain

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 20, 2019, 09:16:32 AM
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Do we have these unifiers in the South? South-South is standing on its own, same with South-East and South-West. In the South, there is a multi-dimensional dichotomy, politically that is. Such a dichotomy can never be found in the North.

I don't know about South West politicians in the APC (I have never seen any APC chieftain from the East do this) but I believe that if a FREE and FAIR presidential poll were conducted in the South East and South South (ie Eastern Nigeria) today, the people there would likely vote along similar lines, because the same issues unify them: resource control, devolution of power, now fear of RUGA. I would even bet that Benue state would vote along these same lines as well.
I can bet my money that more unites the East than what unites the whole North.

The only concession that I can make here to this man's point is that Nigeria is essentially three countries in one.
So, there is really nothing like "South". There is East, West and North. The new East might include Benue politically.
That is why the Ohanaeze and South South leaders insisted that power should rotate among the 6 geopolitical zones instead of just North and South.

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