2023: Nwaokobia Backs Bello’s Presidency

Ahead of the 2923 presidential race, the Convener of “COUNTRYFIRST MOVEMENT” and National Coordinator “GOT YOUR BACK NIGERIA”, Prof Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr, have backed the Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Nwaokobia noted this in a statement, stressing that Bello will emerge as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress(APC) and the president come 2023.

According to him, “Indeed our Country appears drawn in a massive succession frenzy, to borrow from that epic MKO Abiola’s HOPE 1993 campaign song, ‘Nigeria on the march again, voting/looking/searching/waiting for Mr President…’, the march is long, large and loaded. The list of Aspirants across the two major political parties and more is long, large and loaded. The characters and tendencies are long, large and loaded. And the capacity, the competency and the plumage of the actors long, large and loaded”.

“At the last count, the number of Presidential Aspirants across partisan divides is more than 50. Over 25 doled out 100m Naira to purchase the Presidential Nomination Form of the APC. Another 20 or so paid 40m naira for the Presidential Nomination Form of the leading opposition party, the PDP. And several other Aspirants have sprouted from the many other parties, interesting times indeed”.

“Curiously, Nigerians have wondered why the huge number of aspirants, particularly in the APC. Don’t forget that the APC is the party in power at the centre. Do not forget that the APC has almost twice the number of states controlled by the PDP. And do not forget that the APC is presently the largest and the most populous party in Nigeria. So the number of aspirants may be understandable”.

“What, however, bothers the carapace of my mind is the reason, and or reasons, why so many people who are political light weights would dish out 100m or 40m Naira as the case, maybe, for the expression of interest and presidential nomination forms of parties when they are almost certain they cannot win the contestation to emerge as flagbearers of their Parties for the 2023 Presidential polls. Politicians eh!! What specie of homo sapiens you would say”.

“As we approach 2023, we have seen the desperation and the thin moral fibre and fabrics of our political operators. We have witnessed governmental appointees abandoning their brief to pursue personal ambition without resigning from office. For all they care, Nigeria should wait until they win or lose their Party Primaries.

” If they cannot take the plunge by resigning to pursue their political ambition, they are mere gladiators and pretenders seeking nothing but further political relevance. Or how do you describe a people whose preoccupation, predilection, predisposition and propensity are ‘me and my ambition’ before the nation? Aren’t they at best public deserters, having without an ounce of morality left their offices to pursue delegates across the country. When will the power mongers who predominate our space have some space for morality and a place for due process? So sad”.

“They have sought as pretenders to keep the country in waiting. They have ignored the spirit of the draftsman. He figured out that the now contentious Section 84 of the Electoral Act, as amended, should make Appointees of State nursing political ambition to resign so that governance does not suffer. Alas to them, Nigeria can go to blazes, their ambition must come first, and you think that they are not pretenders? Nigeria deserves the best going forward. And only patriots shall be considered as contenders going forward. Do they, for Godsake, think that Nigeria is a private estate that must wait on and for them? We shall see!!”

“I have seen on our political amphitheatre three or four serious contenders, yes I shall name them, and may the debate grow a life of its own. These contenders are indiscriminate of political parties. I have seen the former Governor of Anambra State,  Peter Obi, and he is going around the Country marketing himself to the delegates of his Party, the PDP, and Nigerians. I have seen the former Senate President  Bukola Saraki, who, like Peter Obi, he is selling himself to the delegates of his Party, the PDP, and Nigerians. I wish them well. The catch for me is that they consider the race serious business, giving it their best. You are free to disagree with me. If you do, please enrich the national debate by doing a rejoinder. What is important to me is that we find and elect the best for Nigeria come 2023”.

“There is also the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. He is a huge contender, and he brings to bear 7years of active experience as the second in command to the incumbent. He shall hit the ground running if elected President. But I have a problem with the way he is going about it. He comes across as an unwilling horse. He was begged, cajoled, threatened and coerced by his supporters to throw his hat in the ring.

“Nigeria is in dire need of a President who considers the job the fulfilment of purpose and the essence of their humanity. No. Nigeria needs leaders who consider the job of the President an unalterable commitment to purpose, faith and destiny”.

“One Aspirant comes in as possessed by purpose, driven by passion, challenged by a generational cross, poised to bear the weight of a nation in great need of redemption, and committed to birth and berth the nation of our dreams. This aspirant, God willing, will become the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC is Governor Yahaya Bello, GYB. He is presently the youngest serving Governor in Nigeria. He is the best performing Governor in the areas of security, education, agriculture, fiscal discipline and financial responsibility, and he has the highest youth inclusiveness and gender parity in government. He is the Governor of Kogi State. And he is running the race believing that everything worthy and worthwhile must be done to reset, re-fix, reshape, rework and reposition Nigeria for greatness”.

“He is talking with his party’s delegates, the All Progressive Congress. He is engaging with Nigerians in a way never before seen. He is preaching justice, equity and national cohesion centred on deploying the inherent capacity, competency and capabilities of the average Nigerian for progress and growth. He is beyond the bias of religion and region. Little wonder he has the largest number of support groups indiscriminate of tribe, ethnicity, region, or religion. He is not just a contender; and he is the candidate that believes that the restoration of Nigeria is his unalterable commitment. He believes that Nigeria deserves the best, and he is ready, willing and able to give Nigeria the desired leadership that must unlock the great potentials of our nation and people”.

“HOPE 2023 is the mantra, Bridging the Gap is the theme, and the purpose is to berth a nation where Peace and justice shall reign. And GYB is not ignorant of the enormous challenge. He is confident that together with the masses of our people, a new, prosperous, safe and boisterous Nigeria is possible. God Bless Nigeria”.

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