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The spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign council for the 2023 general election, Daniel Bwala has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of nepotism.
Bwala on Monday claimed that President Tinubu’s recent appointments are concentrated in the South West and Lagos State in particular.
The PDP chieftain stated this while speaking on Channels TV Politics Today.
According to Bwala, Tinubu has beaten former president, Muhammadu Buhari, in nepotism.
Buhari while in power was accused of making most of his appointments from the northern part of the country.
In the case of President Tinubu, Bwala said he is only selecting from the southern part of the country
He accused the president of ignoring the South-South and South-East in his appointments so far.
Bwala said: “APC as a political party is a party that commenced the idea of nepotism. Remember when President Buhari was in power, people complained about nepotism…but he’s like iPhone 13 Promax.
“By the time President Bola Ahmed Tinubu took over, his own even exceeded iPhone 14 and went straight to iPhone 15 Promax in the sense that his appointments have generated a conversation around the country that the government is being concentrated in one part of the country over and above others.
“In the case of Buhari, you could argue that he favoured the North…but you could see that it is populated by Northeast, Northwest, and North Central. There was a democratic distribution of appointments there but when it comes to this present government, if you look at it, the Southeast and the South-South are left behind.
“The dominance of the appointments is in the Southwest. And even when you go further in the Southwest, there are quite a number of people in the Southwest who will tell you that the appointments were concentrated in Lagos.”
He noted that the constitution stated that the country should not be run in a way that would reflect the dominance of one part over the other, stressing that Tinubu is breaking the law.
Nigerian physician, politician and Presidential aspirant, Adedoyin Ajibike Okupe better known as Dr. Doyin Okupe, declared that he has been taught by two past presidents on how to be a President.
The cum politician made this know in a recent interview on CityTalks with Reuben Abati on City105.1 monitored by Abati media.
The former presidential spokesperson made his intention known to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in August 2021.
Other politicians on the list of the PDP who have expressed interest in the 2023 Presidential race are: Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government, Senator Ayim Pius, Veteran Journalist and Publisher of the Ovation Magazine, Chief Dele Momodu, and Former President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Sam Ohuabunwa
According to Dr. Okupe, the race for the President is beyond brandishing of Curriculum Vitae when it comes to national politics.
“I have worked with two major Presidents (President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan) in this country, I have been with them in hard times and in good times, I have seen what their fears were and how things are done.
“My situation is much better than those who came to gamble,” Dr Okupe said.
He stated that apart from Atiku Abubakar who was a former Vice President,” I am the most well positioned person to run the next administration after General Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.
In his view, “I have a lot of respect for Senator Anyim, he was a former secretary to government and I have the opportunity of working with him.
“Being a Senate President and a Secretary to the Government is far from being a President.
“Inspite of Ayim’s antecedents, I am still a better candidate than him,” Dr Okupe said.
He added, “there are different levels of government, the fact that you have occupied one does not mean you can do well in other areas.”
Dr Okupe blamed the failure of past Presidents in Nigeria on the lack of preparedness and he described the events where other people coerce others to vie for presidency as “idiotic.”
He alluded his interest to vie for the position of the President on his preparedness and motivations.
His words: “I have done my research, I know where the government failed, I know the bottle neck, I have designed a roadmap.
“I have reached a point and I have reached an age that I can give my optimum best, particularly, to address the issue of poverty, the issue of insurgency and insecurity and to relieve the pain of the masses and those who are needy and poor.
“From day one; if sworn-in-as-Presidents, I will announce 10 ministers whose names are already on my mind.
“After the first Federal Executive Council meeting, I will announce the remaining ministers.”