Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the voice of Nigeria (VON), has urged Nigerians not to be swayed by the promises made by Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate
Okechukwu says it is better to reelect President Buhari who he claims has already began to silently restructuring of Nigeria through several projects that will enhance economic prosperity of the country
The director general of VON states that by the time the president administration completes its eight years in office, Nigeria will have improved power supply and be self-sufficient in food production to about 80% Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the voice of Nigeria (VON), has urged people of the southeast and Nigerians not to be deceived by the campaign promises made by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Okechukwu on Sunday, October 14, in Enugu, told reporters that the restructuring and quick fix measures promised by Atiku so far truly glitters but are not gold. He likened the Atiku/Obi ticket to a one chance bus and urged Nigerians not to be swayed by the euphoria that has greeted their emergence, The Tribune reports.
The director general of the voice of Nigeria said it was better to reelect Buhari who he said had already began the silent restructuring of Nigeria through several projects that will enhance economic prosperity. “I have tremendous respect for His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s trajectory in politics and for His Excellency, Mr Peter Obi I have similar tremendous respect; however one respectfully must advise Ndigbo and indeed Nigerians that the restructuring and some quick fix offers Atiku has so far made, truly glitters, but not gold,” Okechukwu said. “I personally would want Nigeria to be restructured like most Nigerians, except that pragmatism has to be our watchword. One, we were taught in Political Science class, indeed in elementary government class that there are two types of Constitution, one flexible and one rigid in amendment. “The 1999 Constitution to the best of my knowledge is a rigid constitution. Accordingly, can Atiku amend it without the support of over 15 Houses of Assembly which are hesitant if not frowning at restructuring?
Secondly, how do you convince Ebonyi, Enugu, Lagos, Ogun, Kaduna and host of other states indigenes to buy into regional structure? Please don’t forget that the Wawa (Enugu and Ebonyi) people rejected region in the both 1995 Abacha and 2014 Jonathan Conferences.” Okechukwu advised Nigerians to support Buhari, noting that by the time the president administration completes its eight years in office, Nigeria will have improved power supply and be self-sufficient in food production to about 80%. Meanwhile, a Yoruba socio-political group in the southern part of Nigeria, Afenifere, has stated that it would support the presidential candidate of any political party that has the intention to restructure Nigeria. Yinka Odumakin, the spokesperson for Afenifere, told The Punch in an interview published on Sunday, October 14, that while President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had not shown any intention to restructure the country since 2015, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had been consistent in that regard. Similarly, an apex socio-political body of the Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Sunday, October 14, told the Punch that it was ready to back any presidential candidate who showed sincere intention to restructure Nigeria on assuming office.