2023 Presidency: Saraki, Tinubu fighting over personal, selfish interests - Afenifere — Nigerian Pilot News
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2023 Presidency: Saraki, Tinubu fighting over personal, selfish interests – Afenifere



Saraki not political orphan, Northern youths warn Oshomohle, Tinubu

…As Igbo group takes Tinubu to cleaners

Afenifere, the Yoruba Pan socio-political organization, has attributed the pursuit of personal and selfish interests as the reasons for the bickering between the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the All Progressives Congress, APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Afenifere described the situation as the elevation of personal interests and ambitions over national good and development by politicians in the country.

The spokesman of the organization, Yinka Odumakin, yesterday told newsmen that the verbal exchanges between Tinubu and Saraki were all about their personal interests.

While reacting to the fight between the two former governors and party members, he said it was disappointing to see the two men more interested in personal ambitions than in national development and progress of the country.

“You cannot see anything in these exchanges that talk about national good or higher values,” he said.

“The only thing that was substantial was when Saraki said he was against Muslim-Muslim ticket in 2014.

“If that was true, it would have been unthinkable in a Nigeria so badly divided as it is today.

“Clearly, the arguments were about personal interests and ambitions.”

Saraki and Tinubu have been dominating headlines lately over accusations and counter accusations.

In a similar development, an Igbo people have been urged to reject the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 presidential election since it has become glaring that the party and its leadership don’t have the interest of the race.

Ndigbo Unity Assembly, NUA, who made the call yesterday after their expanded emergency meeting was reacting to the revelation of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who alleged  that President Muhammadu Buhari, struck  a deal with Senator Bola Tinubu, to hand over power  to him in 2023 if the later backs him to win second tenure in next year’s election.

But the President General of NUA, Dede Uzor Uzor, said Saraki’s revelation which has not been denied by Tinubu has confirmed the fears of majority of Ndigbo that APC and its leadership have no good agenda for them right from its inception.

He said after the meeting attended by the State chairmen from the five South East inclufing Delta State, Rivers State and Cross Rivers State yesterday in Awka, Anambra state, that the plot was a monumental disappointment by APC and its leaders.

He said that this has exposed the ‘deceit and treachery against the people of Nigeria and Ndigbo in particular’.

According to him, “We are shocked by this vaulting ambition of Bola Tinubu.This in effect shows him as an ethnic irredentist and a self-centred leader who don’t have the interest of Nigeria at heart. He is not a statesman. He is not a patriotic leader”.

Continuing, he said ” we have said it again and again that a lot who parrot one Nigeria does not actually believe in it. If Tinubu and Buhari actually believe in one united, indivisible and indissoluble Nigeria, they will not be imagining returning power to the Yorubas so soon after Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had just finished eighth-year tenure the other day”.

He called on Ndigbo to be extra vigilant, obtain their PVCs and join forces with other progressive Nigerians to vote out APC in February 2019 presidential election.

“Ndigbo should reject APC, all its politics with unfulfilled promises.They should form and build their own political future. The era of disunity and individualism should stop. Ohaneze Ndigbo should organise all Igbo submit to fashion out Igbo political position or agenda” Dede Uzor stated.

He further said the era of using Ndigbo as a second fiddle should be over for good, stressing that Ndigbo is a big nation  with large population, who few elements cannot determine their political destiny.

“We have come of age and enough of this political and economic marginalisation” he said.


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