Following Sunday’s call by the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, urging the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu, to forgo his presidential ambition and instead support a candidate from the South-East, the Tinubu Support Group has replied, saying that Tinubu’s presidency is a national project.
This is according to a statement signed on Monday by the Acting Head of Media and Publicity of TSG, Adeyanju Oluwatosin, titled ‘2023: Tinubu project is National Project, TSG tells VON DG’
Okechukwu who was speaking on Sunday in Lagos on the sidelines of the Eke Day Celebration, said that rather than join the Presidential race, the former Lagos State Governor “should use his abundant endowment to unite the APC, and unite the South and by extension our beloved country, by backing a candidate from the southeast.”
While appreciating the huge contributions of the APC Chieftain, Okechukwu, who was a member of the merger committee that birthed APC, said Tinubu should resist the temptation of political greed.
In its response on Monday, the TSG described Tinubu’s presidential ambition as a national project.
It stressed that the National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, is currently focused on helping the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to deliver on his campaign promises to Nigerians as a good party man.
“Without a doubt, our Leader has not declared intention to run but we have started seeing patriots across the country calling on him to run because of his leadership qualities.
“Asiwaju is a nationalist known by all Nigerians which is why the majority of the masses have been insisting he must contest. We advise Okechukwu to be a good party man and stop all his antics to divide our great party and southern Nigeria,” the statement read.