Obinna Okafor claimed that he left the People’s Democratic Party because of how poorly the South-East region was treated by the PDP.
Okafor claimed that PDP ended the zoning plan that the party had established since 1999.
In Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State’s Nkwelle-Ezunaka, during the New Yam Festival on Monday, he made this statement.
He claims that the PDP has not treated the South-East fairly from its foundation, despite the fact that the region consistently supported the party in every election.
“The South-East has been voting PDP massively right from 1999, till date, but it has not treated the region well. No region has voted PDP more than the South-East.” – Okafor said.
He noted that;
“The only time we believed it was our time was when late Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, contested for the Presidency but it was given to Olusegun Obasanjo, to appease the South West because of the death of MKO Abiola. Now it should be the turn of the South-East. Some of us who are progressives, left PDP because of this, to Labour Party.”
Speaking about the PDP’s internal issue, he asserted that it was impossible to construct a home for someone else to live in.
“In 2015, the likes of Aminu Tambuwa, Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, Rotimi Amaechi, among others, left us in PDP for All Progressives Congress, to be with President Mohammadu Buhari, and that is what we are suffering today. We had Nyesom Wike, who stood his ground and uplifted the PDP financially, morally and get the party to where it is today. If there is anything like inheritance, Wike should inherit the presidential ticket of the PDP and not Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Should Wike be the presidential candidate of PDP? Yes.” – he noted.
Okafor claimed that the North is gathering people for the South to take over through the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
“Why should the PDP bring out Atiku, another Muslim Northerner, in a circular state like Nigeria?” he queried.
The LP candidate said that if the North continues to hold the presidency in 2023, “Then you don’t want the unity of the country.” He also revealed that he has three political convictions that will improve the welfare of his people.
He stated that the only thing that is constant in life is change, before listing his three political beliefs: politics of engagement of people in all he does; public fund for the public; and quality representation.
“From where we share money to where we engage people, ‘Obedient,” he said.
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