…says it is curious, warns of one other shipwreck
A South West political group beneath the auspices of the Bureau of Conscience on Monday urged Nigerians to disregard the “unusual” endorsement of Labor Celebration presidential candidate Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The South-West group warned that Nigerians should watch out for such endorsements.
Nevertheless, it added that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, Abubakar Atiku, may be entrusted with the duty of adjusting the unfavourable narratives of Nigeria with its present challenges.
In a press release issued by the Secretary Basic of the CB, Mentioned Ologuneru, it was recalled that when the All Progressives Congress led by Bola Ahmed Tinubu and its different leaders went to hunt Obasanjo’s assist for the presidency, Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd) for the president’s presidential ambition. On December 13, 2013, the winner of the Nobel Prize, prof. Wole Soyinka, performing on his hunch, stated such affirmation could lead on the nation to shipwreck.
He stated what Nigerians have gone by means of between 2015 and now, beneath the APC chairmanship, it was apparent that the nation was shipwrecked, as Soyinka predicted, warning Nigerians to not enable a repeat of that horrible expertise.
“Subsequently, we’re beneath no phantasm that Obi’s assist for Obasanjo this time is stumbling on the identical observe as when the APC appointed Obasanjo as its navigator in 2013, a growth which Prof. Soyinka described as heading in direction of a shipwreck,” Ologuneru stated.
He stated a shipwreck alone can take the Nigerian naira from N190 to at least one US greenback in 2015 to N780 in 2022 or a liter of petrol from N85 in 2015 to N350 in December 2022.
Whereas warning Nigerians to keep away from one other shipwreck, which hinted on the endorsement of the LP candidate, the CB stated Nigerians should reject any try to perpetuate the evil rule of the APC past 2023.
CB stated: “As reported by a nationwide newspaper in Nigeria on December 23, 2013, Nobel laureate, Prof. Soyinka, noticed that Nigeria could also be heading for a ‘shipwreck’ after the APC stated it was electing Chief Obasanjo as its ‘Navigator’ in its vaunted bid to wrest energy from then President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
“As nature would have it, the ‘Navigator’ introduced the APC to Aso Rock Villa and President Muhammadu Buhari changed Goodluck Jonathan. As we speak, we’re all witnesses to the shipwreck skilled by the nationwide ship.”
The South West group additionally stated that Soyinka’s warning, which Nigerians refused to heed within the 2015 presidential election, finally led the nation into troubled waters as evident within the nation’s ailing financial system, rising insecurity and hardships Nigerians are going through in the present day.
Ologuneru warned that it was necessary for the citizens to avoid wasting the nation from one other shipwreck forward of the 2023 normal elections, saying Nigerians should look past the APC, which Obasanjo supported up to now and Peter Obi, as each of them can not assist the nation in its present state,
In keeping with him, the large challenges going through the nation now after eight years of the Obasanjo-preferred regime needs to be a warning to Nigerians to not observe one other sentimental endorsement of the previous president, simply as they need to not enable people like Tinubu, who introduced Buhari’s mismanagement of Nigeria, to take the saddle of management.
The CB tasked the citizens to avoid wasting Nigeria by electing the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, whom he described as possessing wealth of expertise and data that may remodel the nation and cease its fast spiral in direction of the brink.
Ologuneru stated: “It’s fascinating that the identical Tinubu who led Buhari and different leaders of the newly fashioned APC in Abeokuta in 2013 to seek the advice of with former President Obasanjo, describing him because the ‘Navigator’ and ‘Political Compass’ of the APC is fake try to avoid wasting Nigeria, might flip round and describe Obasanjo’s angle in direction of the Nigerian state as ‘nugatory and mindless’.
“Nigerians have to be cautious of Tinubu, APC and Obasanjo, who got here collectively in 2015 to usher in a clueless APC administration and consequent hardships within the nation. This time, Obasanjo has supported Obi, however he appears to be secretly working to impose the APC on Nigerians, in an avowed dedication to steer Nigeria to destruction.
“Atiku represents Nigeria’s finest alternative to emerge from the financial disaster. He’s nonetheless the perfect and most prepared candidate within the provide.
The previous vice chairman represents Nigeria’s finest likelihood to emerge from the financial woes imposed on it by Obasanjo’s botched endorsement in 2013, which introduced in Basic Buhari, and the one means the APC wouldn’t proceed in workplace past Could 2023.
“The Bureau of Conscience remembers that in 2013, Tinubu informed Obasanjo that he and the APC leaders have been in Abeokuta due to Obasanjo’s bravery and that that they had determined to make him their navigator, as a way to obtain a secure Nigeria.
“It’s hilarious that the identical Tinubu might spoil the supposed braveness of Obasanjo at this level and his selection of Obi. The entire growth factors to the error of judgment and double requirements of each Obasanjo and the APC. Each can’t be trusted to avoid wasting Nigeria at this auspicious time.”
The group additional questioned how Obasanjo might have allowed his feelings to cloud his judgment at this era when all fingers ought to have been on deck within the job of taking on Nigeria from the APC buccaneers.
“It’s fascinating how Baba Obasanjo might even say that he helps Peter Obi. This was the Obi who couldn’t lead the Anambra State PDP chapter. Is it not one other ploy to pave the best way for Tinubu, who designated him as navigator in 2013?
“Within the final governorship election in Anambra state, Obi bought the management of the occasion and as an alternative of going for a preferred candidate, he went for a beginner and misplaced miserably, because of which he was ousted from the management of the occasion earlier than the 2022 nationwide conference.
“Additionally it is a transparent sign that he did not study from his experiment that introduced Willie Obiano, the person he imposed on Anambra as a authorities, who ultimately turned his politics the other way up and have become his worst enemy. In order that speaks volumes about his expertise and the alternatives he’ll make if elected to larger workplace.”