Gen. Muhammadu Buhari
By Nwaorgu Faustinus
Former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (New PDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has faulted the claim by Presidential aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe, that a ticket of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) and Governor Chibuike Amaechi for the 2015 presidential election would be a “fatal error” on the part of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“This is an issue that does not concern Dr Okupe, who is not a stakeholder in APC but the fact remains that if Buhari/Amaechi ticket is a fatal error then Jonathan/Sambo ticket is not only a disaster but an ectopic pregnancy that must be evacuated to save the life of the mother in this case our nation. Anyone who fails an examination is asked to repeat but when the failure is so dismal the person is asked to leave as Nigerians are asking President Jonathan and VP Sambo to leave as they have not only failed woefully but have endangered our nation to the extent that the need of Buhari/Amaechi ticket becomes imperative to save our nation from imminent
This explanation notwithstanding, Dr. Okupe’s comment is nothing but a sign of fear and cowardice by the Presidency, which lives in perpetual fear of Governor Amaechi and has understandably been having nightmares since news filtered out that Amaechi is in strong contention to emerge as Buhari’s running mate,” Eze, who is an APC chieftain, said.
He declared unequivocally that a Buhari/Amaechi ticket is APC’s best bet to flush PDP out of the Aso Presidential Villa and rescue Nigeria from the evil grip of this rudderless party.
According to Chief Eze, “With the myth surrounding Buhari combined with the bravery and sagacity of Gov. Amaechi, PDP’s days in the Aso Presidential Villa will surely become history by 2015. It is left to the APC power brokers to give a chance to this union if they are serious about ending the embarrassment that PDP has become in the politics of our nation.”
The former New PDP Spokesman stressed that APC stands on two legs – the Legacy Group comprising the merger parties and the Equity Group made up of the defunct New PDP. “It is in the interest of justice and fair play for the Equity Group in APC to produce the presidential running mate,” he said.
“If the Legacy group has claimed both the National Chairmanship and Presidential Ticket of the party through Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Gen. Buhari, denying the Equity Group the office of the Vice President will be tantamount to telling us that our efforts in repositioning APC make no meaning to the APC power brokers,” he added.
Chief Eze further stressed that though the major goal of Governor Amaechi in this dispensation is to assist and partner with others on how to ease out PDP come this election but that does mean that we should turn blind eyes when we are being treated unjustly by our colleagues.