A former Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, has mentioned it involves him as a shock that Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo whom he thought-about a person of God could be excited by vying for the 2023 presidency.

Naija Information understands that Ibegbu mentioned this whereas faulting the curiosity of Bola Tinubu, Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, in turning into the nation’s subsequent chief.

Ibegbu noticed that age is already telling on the likes of Tinubu, Atiku, identical as Osinbajo, including that Nigeria in the intervening time wants a younger and dynamic one that has the vitality to maneuver round.

He charged the three aspirants to kindly decide a reputable presidential candidate from the Southeast.

Recall that Tinubu had disclosed earlier that he had knowledgeable President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to run for the 2023 presidency.

Nevertheless, Ibegbu mentioned: “I’m stunned that individuals like Tinubu have the audacity to return out, and I’m amazed that our Vice President, whom I see as a person of God, can be aspiring.

“The opposite time the President complained that age is telling on him, that if he works for some hours, he turns into exhausted. Ought to a really advanced nation like Nigeria be dominated by such people who age will not be on their facet? Nigeria is a really advanced nation, and this nation can provide a younger man a headache.

“Age is a think about ruling a posh nation like Nigeria as a result of you’ll be pondering of so many issues, you’ll be pondering of your loved ones, constituency, the whole nation with greater than 300 ethnic nationalities, you’re fascinated about worldwide points, the economic system. Have a look at Obama; inside one 12 months, he grew grey hair.

“The President we want needs to be a younger, dynamic particular person with the vitality to maneuver round. Have a look at Buhari with all of the killings in his State; he can’t transfer round as a result of age will not be on his facet. He could also be mentally sound, however he’s bodily comatose.

“Tinubu did his bit in Lagos when he was governor; he was vibrant then, however age will not be on his facet now. Tinubu is sort of 90 years outdated now; neglect about what he’s saying about his age. He needs to be about 80 one thing however claiming to be 60 one thing. Age will not be on his facet now.

“So, why can’t they keep behind and advise youthful folks from the Southeast? I’m difficult Tinubu and Atiku to sit down collectively and assist to search for a reputable presidential candidate from the Southeast, whether or not in APC, PDP, or APGA. Each of them ought to have a gathering with Osinbajo to assist search for a reputable, good younger candidate from the Southeast.”

Talking on Atiku’s presidential ambition, Ibegbu famous that the Adamawa State-born politician has a variety of monetary warfare chests that he can use to assist younger people who find themselves within the place to contest.

“Let him convey out the cash and assist anyone who will make Nigeria a greater place,” Ibegbu famous.

He added: “In the event that they don’t change into President, they gained’t die. Awolowo would have been one of the best President we ever had if issues had gone effectively, he dealt with Western Nigeria very effectively, and he ought to have dealt with the nation very effectively.

“My recommendation to Tinubu and Atiku is to assist midwife a younger visionary and dynamic particular person from the Southeast to succeed Buhari.

“Age is a think about ruling a various nation like Nigeria; how will you be round 80 or 90 years and you are attempting to be President? What is going to you inform your God whenever you die?” Ibegbu requested.

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