Obidike tells wailers, “My support for Tinubu is patriotic.”
Prior to the election on Saturday, Chief Obidike Chukwuebuka, an APC chieftain of south-eastern descent and member of the party’s presidential campaign council (PCC), clarified his position regarding his support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In response to an online article that suggested Hon. Obidike had received an appointment promise from Bola Tinubu’s team, Obidike said he has been a committed and loyal member of the APC since 2015 and would have continued to support any candidate who had won the party’s primary.
Obidike cited his deep love and respect for the party’s national leader as the reason for his support of Asiwaju. Chief Obidike claimed to follow Asiwaju’s philosophy. He claimed that no well-intentioned Nigerian would require an inducement or a promise in order to line up for the new, hopeful Nigeria.
Obidike reassured the populace that he believes in Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s shared prosperity and that he will always defend him without suffering any personal resentment. In his Nnewi North Local Government, Hon. Obidike is putting forth great effort to fulfill Asiwaju’s mandate on Saturday.
In February’s presidential election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will be led by Bola Tinubu, 70, who is widely credited with revitalizing Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos. However, he will face a resurgent opposition, accusations of corruption, and health problems as he seeks one of Africa’s most difficult positions.
Obidike tells wailers “My support for Tinubu is patriotic.”
Mr. Tinubu, who was once driven into exile by military dictator Sani Abacha, understands the value of freedom and displays it on his signature hat in the shape of a broken shackle that resembles a horizontal figure of eight.
The pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition (Nadeco), of which he was a member, and its activities brought the trained accountant into Abacha’s sights. Nigeria’s democracy was established in 1999 thanks to the opposition of organizations like Nadeco and Abacha’s death in 1998. In many ways, Mr. Tinubu, a former Mobil oil executive, feels qualified to lead Nigeria.