2023 Presidency: No South-West leader can beat Tinubu – University don, Yemi Oke


The occasions have gotten precarious, tempers are rising and the stakes are getting increased as political actors are persistently getting on the sting forward of the 2023 basic elections.

With nonetheless about 2 years to go, political actors, particularly these with eyes on one workplace or the opposite, both immediately or by proxy, have grow to be very seen, particularly within the media, performing and talking out.

DAILY POST presents among the newest outbursts of main political leaders within the nation.

Fani-Kayode’s ‘Stinking’ Letter to Tinubu

In a diatribe that many Nigerians discovered too assertive and totally predictive, Fani-Kayode pointedly instructed the Nationwide Chief of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, that he can’t be president, in obvious reference to the rumoured presidential ambition of the previous Lagos State Governor.

In a prolonged open letter to Tinubu dated February 4, 2021, Fani-Kayode wrote: “Merely put you betrayed and offered EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in Nigeria simply to feed and fulfill your psychotic obsession and compulsive ambition.

“Like Icarus the Greek, you flew too excessive and too near the solar along with your wax wings, overrated and fuelled by your hubris and delight and now you shall meet your nemesis. The religious wound that has been inflicted on you is irreversible and terminal and there’s no going again.

“The darkish clouds that lie forward of you might be thick, ugly, frightful, violent and impassable: you can not make it by way of them safely or survive them. Your enemies have dug a pit for you and you’ve got already fallen into it.

“They’ve lastly stripped you bare, grabbed you by your balls and brought all the things from you.

“You may have misplaced your mystique, honor, glory, self-respect, following, clout, delight, popularity and a lot extra. You may have additionally misplaced management of the political celebration that you simply conceived, shaped, nurtured and constructed. The APC was your child and now they’ve taken it from you and are set to kill it.

“They fooled you, used you, dumped you and humiliated you and now they’ll expose you, garbage you, malign you, break you, crucify you, examine you and totally crush you.

“You dreamed of being Vice President in 2015 and also you failed. You might be dreaming of being President in 2023 and you’ll fail.”

Although the letter from Fani-Kayode evoked reactions from supporters of Tinubu on-line, none of his shut associates or Tinubu himself has deemed it match to answer the previous minister, who might have grow to be a torn within the flesh of many.

Bala Mohammed, Ortom Warfare of Phrases

Within the ongoing political shading within the nation, that of Governor Bala Mohammed and his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom appears to have gotten the eye of most Nigerians. That is, nevertheless, comprehensible, as their feud and disagreement is premised totally on the spate of insecurity within the nation, particularly because it issues Fulani herdsmen who’ve been accused of lots of the atrocities in a number of components of the nation.

Firing the primary shot, Mohammed in a viral remark that has been extensively condemned for percievedly defending armed carrying herdsmen, known as out Governor Ortom for his dealing with of the herdsmen/farmers disaster in his state, accusing him of criminalizing your complete Fulani race. He additionally accused him of pushing the disaster to the extent it’s.

Talking on the closing ceremony of the 2021 Press Week of the Correspondents Chapel of the Bauchi State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mohammed mentioned: “On the herders-farmers clashes, you might have seen what our colleagues within the South West are doing and a few of them within the South East.

“A few of us instructed them with all modesty and humility: you might be fallacious.

“However the person who is most fallacious is the Governor of Benue State, my brother and my colleague, Governor (Samuel) Ortom. He began all these.”

Piqued by the way in which Mohammed known as him out whereas seemingly justifying the actions of herdsmen, Ortom, additionally identified to not hiding his emotions, known as on Nigerians to carry the Bauchi State Governor accountable if something occurs to him or his household, whereas additionally labelling him a terrorist.

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Ortom mentioned: “I wish to assume that, with what he mentioned and what these herdsmen wrote to me and mentioned that they had been going to assassinate me, Bala Mohammed can be a part of it, with what he has mentioned.

“And if something occurs to me, I don’t need anyone to be unsure, Bala Mohammed must be held accountable, particularly, his final week outing after the condemnable remarks he made about Fulani carrying AK-47 and residing wherever in Nigeria.”

Rotimi Akeredolu on Bala Mohammed

Nonetheless on Governor Bala Mohammed, the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu didn’t miss the event to take his personal pound of flesh after Mohammed had condemned his order that herdsmen occupying the state’s forest reserves ought to give up.

In a press release by certainly one of his media aides, Olabode Olabode, mentioned: “The place of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, is to not interact or confront anybody who has the mindset of a disaster entrepreneur or warmonger. Very upsetting and insensitive because the assertion seems, we are able to solely err on the facet of warning by advising Governor Bala Mohammed to not set Nigeria on hearth by his ideas which are extremely damaging and undermining nationwide cohesion.

“Nigerians ought to ignore him and somewhat concentrate on these points that may result in peace and engender unity.”

Lai Mohammed vs Yekini Nabena

If there may be any face-off, apart Fani-Kayode’s letter to Tinubu that immediately speaks to the guts of the 2023 elections, it was that of the Minister of Data and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena.

DAILY POST reported that the minister had known as for the cancellation of the APC membership revalidation train in his dwelling state, Kwara on the grounds that the train didn’t observe laid down laws. Nabena, replying to the demand by Mohammed, counselled him to not simply submit himself to the train however to additionally subsume himself beneath the authority of the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

Piqued by Nabena’s remarks, Mohammed described him as an impostor, alluding to the truth that he was falsely parading himself because the celebration’s spokesman.

Irked by Mohammed’s shading, Nabena latched on the minister, describing him and his supporters, together with these bearing titles which are allien to the celebration as spent forces.

Accusing the minister as one of many biggest issues the Muhammadu Buhari administration has, Nabena mentioned: “Time has left Lai Mohammed behind and he can’t meet up with time.

“Lai Mohammed and his fifth columnists are the largest issues of this administration.

“No matter he says is taken into account as a lie. If not, Lai ought to inform Nigerians what has been his contributions within the final 5 years.

“On the proper time, Lai Mohammed and his gang might be uncovered and Nigerians will then know the actual impostor, that point is sooner.”

Aregbesola’s Veiled Assault on Omisore

One of many highlights of the APC membership revalidation train in Osun State was the defection of a former lawmaker and Deputy Governor of the state, Iyiola Omisore. This, nevertheless, may not have gone down properly with the Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola, who, whereas addressing his supporters after revalidating his membership, mentioned killers and thieves have joined the celebration.

In a viral video, Aregbesola could possibly be heard warning his supporters to not enable anybody to bop on the grave of late Legal professional Common of the Federation and Governor of previous Oyo State, Chief Bola Ige.

It will be recalled that Omisore had been arrested and charged to courtroom on the allegation that he had a hand within the dying of the second republic governor.

Although the previous lawmaker was finally discharged of the costs, many Nigerians within the South-West hold referring to the dying of the person popularly known as the Cicero of Esa Oke and the alleged involvement of Omisore.

In a press release posted on his Twitter deal with, the minister mentioned: “Although the Structure permits everybody to register as a member of any political celebration, even when they’re suspects, murderers, character ‘assassinators’ and so forth, however those that represent nearly all of the celebration membership should characterize the core values of the celebration.

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“What distinguishes us in APC are the values we maintain. We worth social democracy, to a big extent liberal democracy and progressivism.

“There have to be a transparent distinction between jolly good fellows and fair-weather buddies who will nonetheless depart our celebration after they sense a greater alternative elsewhere. In associating with people, who you might be, your character and world view should come to play.

“Extra importantly, we should honour the reminiscence of our father, Chief Bola Ige and what he stands for which incorporates, compassion, dedication to the nice of the bulk and concepts that can deliver good life, happiness, progress and safety for the folks.”

Sensible Adeyemi’s Outburst In opposition to Okezie Ikpeazu

The hallowed chambers of the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday witnessed an uncommon outburst by certainly one of its rating members, Senator Sensible Adeyemi, representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

Adeyemi, who was supposedly reacting to a remark by Senator Abaribe Enyinnaya, who hails from Abia State, towards Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, threw cautions to the winds, when he referred to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State as a drunkard.

He mentioned: “In some states the place we now have extremely smart folks, extremely educated folks, very enterprising folks, like Abia, they’re ruled by drunkards. The governor of Abia is a champagne ingesting man.

“Abia individuals are impoverished greater than ever earlier than. Abia individuals are unlucky.”

This outburst, little question caught a lot of Adeyemi’s colleagues unawares, necessitating the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan to warning him, whereas Abaribe demanded for an apology.

And Abia Replied Sensible Adeyemi

Clearly stunned by Adeyemi’s beneath the belt shading, Governor Ikpeazu’s Chief Press Secretary, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, wasted no time in serving the Senator a dose of what he served earlier within the day.

In a press release additionally on Tuesday, Ememanka described Adeyemi as somebody affected by “protracted case of psychological sickness”.

“Our view is that the Senator is both affected by a protracted case of psychological sickness or is battling with occasional matches of schizophrenia which manifests in making careless, dishonourable, unrelated and incoherent statements.

“This conclusion turns into irresistible judging from the entire disconnect between the matter being mentioned by the Senate and the feedback made by the Senator as they have an effect on the Governor.

“If Senator Adeyemi was of sound thoughts, he ought to have identified that relating to schooling, Abia is miles forward of his dwelling State of Kogi. Certainly, not simply in schooling however in each single space of growth.

“If Senator Adeyemi had his schools intact, he ought to have identified that beneath the watch of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State has maintained first place in WAEC Examinations in your complete nation for 5 years now. Kogi has not come near the primary 20. By no means!”

Equally, the Abia State Commissioner for Data, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, in his response calls Adeyemi a ”village fool.”

The Commissioner mentioned, “Sadly, it seems that the hallowed platform offered by the Nationwide Meeting is now a village sq. for confirmed village idiots to open their mouths, thereby doing nice disservice to the good women and men, previous and current, which were elected to function Senators.”

Then Dino Malaye Added his Voice

Controversial former Senator, Dino Melaye didn’t waste in condemning him for his outburst. Melaye is from Adeyemi’s district.

In a tweet Melaye wrote: “It’s stunning {that a} diabolical father of a identified drug addict who even went to a rehabilitation centre will name the respectable Governor of Abia State names. I apologise on behalf of this blood thirsty senator.”

With 2023 elections nonetheless about two years away, issues will clearly grow to be extra attention-grabbing, petty and rather more messy! However for the common Nigerian, it’s time to sit again, seize a pot of popcorn and benefit from the present!!

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