APC’LL lose if Igbo gets 2023 pres­i­den­tial ticket –Okunola, Tnn co­or­di­na­tor

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this move­ment. That po­si­tion might be the think­ing of some elites in the re­gion that are ad­vo­cates of di­vide and rule sys­tem. If you look at the con­fig­u­ra­tion of nige­ria to­day, you will no­tice na­tional spread by all the eth­nic groups in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try and we have been co­ex­ist­ing with the trou­bles. But when it comes to elec­tions the elite will al­ways throw up power play be­cause it is to their ad­van­tage. Most of those who prop­a­gate such po­si­tions are mis­fits who have not done any­thing for the ben­e­fits of the gen­er­al­ity of Nige­ri­ans. They are try­ing to use peo­ple who are not fit to keep rul­ing the coun­try so that they will con­tinue to siphon our re­sources. power ro­tates, we should let our north­ern brother know that it is go­ing to this per­son.

If the South-east wants to do the same thing then they must also project some­one with the ca­pac­ity to con­test for Pres­i­dent. How­ever, an­tecedents mat­ter; we have to re­ward those who worked and placed them­selves in a po­si­tion of lead­er­ship. Tin­ubu was a for­mer gov­er­nor of La­gos State for eight years and he has built struc­tures and placed peo­ple in po­si­tions of author­ity. any per­son who has ruled La­gos can govern the coun­try be­cause the state has the largest gath­er­ing of all the tribes in nige­ria. We should be­gin to look at the prece­dents of our lead­ers be­fore we elect them. We should look for lead­ers who do not have tribal or re­li­gious sen­ti­ments just like my men­tor, MKO abi­ola.

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