The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has aligned himself with Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha that Nigeria President of Igbo extraction would only be possible by 2023.
Okorocha had declared that “What I do know is that Ndigbo should talk about President after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Addressing party faithful at the registration and revalidation center of All Progressives Congress (APC), Iwollo Oghe, Ezeagu Local Government Area, Enugu State, Okechukwu commended Okorocha for taking the position.
“My dear brothers and sisters, I commend His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha for his historical pronouncement that we should support President Buhari and wait for 2023.
“He was not sentimental and parochial; he looked dispassionately on the political terrain and realities on the ground. I have never seen Owelle think as deep and wax strategic as he did for our people,” Okechukwu declared.
He added that “Owelle’s speech is very timely, it is a counter poise to the statement made by our revered elder statesman and ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who sounded more like an agent provocateur.
“He is neither a member of the APC nor PDP or to the best of my knowledge any other political party of note, yet he arrogates himself the powers to determine who gets what, when and how.”
Going further Okechukwu said, I share the view that, “in political domain there is the law with its legal teeth and the convention with its moral weight, the political convention today in Nigeria which the ex-president is a prime beneficiary states – rotation of President – South 8 years and North 8 years – we stand by that convention.
“Since our entry into the Fourth Republic in 1999, we supported Obasanjo, the South West by extension, we supported Jonathan, South South by extension, now that Ndigbo has resolved to support Buhari, we are hopeful of 2023.
“This is why we are appealing to IPOB, MASSOB and Ohaneze Ndigbo to join us and reckon the truism that no one ethnic nationality can do it alone. Equity, justice and fair play is on our side in 2023.
“Luckily President Buhari is laying a solid foundation and infrastructural base for prosperity and progress of our fatherland.”
When asked about Buhari’s age and rumoured sickness, Okechukwu retorted, “there is a local parlance in my place which says that, many a time women maybe waiting for the old dry tree to fall for their firewood and to their dismay the young luxuriant tree falls. Mr President is hale and hearty and most importantly our life is in Almighty God’s hand.”