The Presidential candidate of Labour Get together, Peter Obi has gotten the assist of a former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, within the 2019 presidential election, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia.
Based on Vanguard, Ogbonnia stated that his endorsement of Obi was as a result of the LP presidential candidate is a ‘democratic revolution, whose time has come,’ including that “with each sense of patriotism, he was becoming a member of the Nigerian lots to endorse Obi as the subsequent president of Nigeria.
“Although I stay a member of All Progressives Congress, APC, I need to not assist Tinubu, its presidential candidate within the 2023 elections. The choice to endorse the candidate of an opposition occasion didn’t come simple. However there comes a time to say ‘enough is enough’, Ogbonnia said.
In a press release he made out there to newsmen on yesterday, Ogbonnia stated that his first disdain for Tinubu was that neither fellow occasion members nor extraordinary Nigerians can declare to know who Ahmed Tinubu really is.
“All the pieces in regards to the man is shady—from his identify, state of origin, the colleges attended, certificates obtained; his report in America to his true supply of earnings, not to mention any true intention of in search of the presidency, aside from an conceited declare that it’s his flip to rule Nigeria.
“Apart from the shady background, a sequence of occasions additionally present that Tinubu doesn’t have any good sense of fairness, justice, equity, and patriotism, virtues he claims to advertise.
The reality is that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is much more insensitive in regards to the Nigerian state and her issues than President Muhammadu Buhari. It’s a widespread data that the APC Nationwide Chief now not possesses the bodily health to discover the Nigerian presidency, however it has equally grow to be very obvious that he now not has the psychological capability,” Ogbonnia claimed.
“See mind, character, competence, and capability; I see integrity and humility. I see patriotism; I see dynamism. I see enviable and verifiable track-record; I see attainable visions; I see hope for the Nigeria of our founding goals; I see a democratic revolution whose time has come. This transfer is in line with my politics. I by no means permit the mere exigencies of ethnicity, faith, or occasion affiliation to becloud my judgment. As a member of the Nationwide Republican Conference (NRC), I crossed occasion strains to marketing campaign for MKO Abiola, the flagbearer for the Social Democratic Get together (SDP). I noticed Abiola as a greater candidate than the candidate of my occasion, Bashir Tofa.
“I used to be a card-carrying member of Peoples’ Democratic Get together (PDP) in its thickest state of Enugu. Nevertheless, after the fraudulent normal elections of 2007 the place the ruling PDP dictated who gained or who misplaced, I modified course. I vowed to affix any motion that would take away PDP from energy. I might grow to be a basis member of the APC and promoted Buhari to victory. I stay proud that we made historical past by dethroning the PDP–a virally corrupt ruling occasion that had deliberate to carry on to energy for 60 unbroken years. We demonstrated penalties for dangerous conduct.
“Sadly, at present, with Asiwaju Tinubu as its Nationwide Chief, the APC doesn’t seem to have any ideological, ethical, or moral distinction with the much-discredited PDP. Right now, my occasion has shamelessly grow to be a protected haven for corrupt kingpins indicted whereas in PDP. To make issues worse, the 2 presidential candidates of APC and PDP, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, respectively, are two of essentially the most perfidious poster boys for Nigeria’s corrupt oligarchy. Briefly, neither Atiku nor Tinubu can in good conscience marketing campaign in opposition to corruption.
“It is pertinent to note that no Nigerian leader, whether military or civilian, has ever assumed the governance of the country with the degree of mercenary influence cum notoriety commonly equated with Atiku and Tinubu. I have a conscience. I have chosen my country over my party. I have become OBI-dient for the greater good of Nigeria!! I call on other true progressives to do so,” Ogbonnia charged.