By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja
I reaffirm my stand I am Neither interested in the chairmanship of the PDP nor the Presidential ticket.I STAND by comments that were published.I AM A NIGERIAN WHO OWES NOBODY MY FIRM BELIEF IN THE UNITY & INDIVISIBILITY OF NIGERIA.I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ALL THE AGITATORS ASKING FOR THE BREAK UP OF NIGERIA.I BELIEVE IN RESTRUCTURING OF THE COUNTRY.I AM PROUDLY PDP. THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE PDP BELIEVED IN A UNITED NIGERIA.I AM NO OPPURTUNIST IN THE NAME OF POLITICS.THE PDP STARTED IMPLIMENTING ZONING.WE MUST NOT DENY AND DECEIVE OURSELVES.SOUTHWEST HAS DONE 8YEARS.NW REPRESENTED BY Alhaji UMORU YARADUA DID APPROX 2YEARS.VICE PRESIDENT JONATHAN – SOUTH SOUTH DID 4YEARS ( SOUTHSOUTH) HAS OUTSTANSTANGING 4YEARS.WE MUST THEREFORE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OF THE 16 YEARS OF THE PDP PRESIDENCY- SW-8YEARS/SS- 6YEARS ( APP 2YEARS IS TO FULFILL CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS)NW -2YEARS.IN ALL SOUTH HAS DONE 14 YEARS AND NORTH HAS DONE 2YEARS.SHOULD SOUTH HAVE THE OPPURTUNITY TO PROVIDE A PRESIDENT SOUTH EAST HAS NOT PRODUCED A PRESIDENT IN THIS DISPENSATION!! SOUTHSOUTH & SOUTHEAST IN THE PDP HAVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST FOR THE SLOT.A recent poll study however,clearly show that only a Northern candidate can effectively carry out the much touted restructuring of the country and reunite the country.The registered voters in the North is far more than those of the South.Until the Constitution of Nigeria is amended and restructuring including electoral reforms implimentation,North will always win.We should therefore be very strategic.
In APC on the otherhand PMB has done 8 years.They ought to chose their Presidential candidate from the South.i support the clamour of the Southern APC to clamour for a zoning arrangement which allows a Southern Presidential candidate to emerge.But I am not a member of their party.They know the consequences of closing a candidate from the South.
It is most unfortunate that our children on most social media platforms are grossly misinformed and misguided.We lived harmoniously in Nigeria until very recently.Not all Northerners are fulani and bad.Some of the finest,dependable & trust worthy human beings you can associate with are Northerners.You will be unfair for you to conclude that all southerners are bad because Raymond Dokpesi is bad or that all ibos are very good because Ben is good.Be courageous to confront who is responsible for our current woes.APC and its President! DO NOT ANTAGONISE THE ENTIRE NORTH.!!! THE LATE PRESIDENT SHAGARI WAS A NORTHER AND HE WAS FAIR & JUST TO ALL PARTS OF NIGERIA,IBB IS A NORTHERNER AND WAS FAIR TO ALL NIGERIANS.PRESIDENT OBANSANJO & JONATHAN WERE ALSO FAIR TO ALL NIGERIANS.I SAID IT LOUD AND CLEAR IN 2014/2015 THAT PRESIDENT JONATHAN IS A BETTER CANDIDATE.NIGERIANS CAN NOW JUDGE WHO WAS RIGHT THEN.HOLD THE PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL NOW RESPINSIBLE FOR THE TRAVAILS OF THE COUNTRY !!! FACE THOSE PEOPLE AND NOT THE ORDINARY NORTHERS WHO FACE THE SAME CHALLENGES AND PROBLEMS AS THOSE IN THE SOUTH.
I am able to write in my name and state my position.I will not waste my time responding to any coward writing using pseudo / fake names.CRY NOT FOR ME.GOOD MORNING.DAAR