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Friday, 28 June 2019

2023: Ohanaeze to Tinubu: Bury your presidential ambition



Chuks Ibegbu, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to shelve any ambition he is nursing for 2023 presidential election.

Ibegbu, who made the group’s position known, in an interview with reporters on Friday, in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, urged the ex-Lagos State governor to rather form a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), to assist poor Nigerians and democratise the wealth some of them accrued from the country.

DAILY POST had reported that Former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, had declared that a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu was the best person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The former Minister, who recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said he was going to support the former Lagos Governor to emerge President in 2023.

“I have been reading and watching a lot of comments about it. I believe 2023 should be thrown open. Nobody should be shut out. There is nothing wrong about Southwest showing interest. We are talking about democracy”.

But, according to Ibegbu, “This is the tie for him and other Nigerians that made their wealth solely from Nigeria politics, to pay back to the society they milked directly and indirectly. I wonder why and how Tinubu could nurse such ambition, if its true, when the South East and the third leg of Nigeria is yet occupy the position.

“I laud Tinubu’s courage and efforts to deepen the democratic space from the June 12 days, but it appears diminishing return is now setting in. I think it’s high time for him to help build an equitable and just Nigeria.

“He should be less controversial and less ambitious, so that, those who cherish his doggedness will not abandon him in the years ahead. Let him listen to the voices of wisdom from Yoruba land . You know our Yoruba brothers are known as arbiters of fairness and justice.”dailypost

Whatever i hve done is because i'm educated Obasanjo charges Nigerian youths
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has charged Nigerian youths to do more in contributing to the growth of the country.

He urged the youths not to allow anybody to tell them they “are too young to lead,” stressing that those frustrating the youth are not better endowed than them.
Obasanjo stated this on Thursday when the National Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN, visited him at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Urging youths to do more, Obasanjo recalled that he started showing his leadership quality in Congo when he was less than 30 while on military mission there.

The former president expressed worry over the growing number of youths who are yet to find themselves in the nation’s leadership positions unlike what was obtained in his time.

He stated that whatever he had achieved for himself or done for the country, were due to his having access to education.
Obasanjo also lamented that 13 million children are currently out of school in Nigeria.

He said: “Whatever I have done, I have done it because I was educated and the love I have for Nigeria. If I didn’t have education, I would not have been able to do what I have done and today, it pains me that more than 13million Nigerian children who should be in school are out of school.

“We don’t need additional teachers; you will only increase what those teachers get maybe by 40 per cent or something, we can even do two streams if we prepare for that and start two years from now and those children would have become product that would be able to make contributions and make their own life better and as well making the life of their families too better.

“I am so much concerned about the youths, the truth is, over 60 per cent of our populations are youths and under 30 years of age.
“Don’t let anybody tell you that you are too young, I started making contribution to the world when I was serving in Congo in 1960, I was only 24 years old. By the time I went to the war front, I was still under 35 years of age, by the time I became the Head of State, I was under 40 years of age.” Daily Post

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