10th Senate: Support Orji Uzor for National Unity and Integration – Renaissance
With utomost respect, when people say OUK didn’t deliver, I do not think is objective and equitable enough.
This is because equity and fairness will donate an opinion that will consider all the factors sorounding a situation before passing an illogical judgement.
These rhoterical question resound in my mind.
1) Among the four major contenders, who is from the south south region nay Akwaibom state? None.
But we had the greatest worry of the APC in the last election “the Obidient movement” whose principal is from the southeast.
2) How many people were killed in the south south because of the APC? None.
But we had a region where fragments of criminal groups and other disoriented fellows were killing responsible people who work for the APC and people like Senator Orji Kalu had the rare courage to move at the Grassroots levels ward to ward and in live TV campaigning for the APC, many may not know that there was an attempt to block OUK’s convoy at a certain time, who knows what the story would have been had they succeeded.
In other climes, Senator Kalu and other committed APC members from the SE region would have been crowned heroes of the 2023 elections for daring the deadly groups.
The learned SAN Festus Keyamo captured a very beautiful thought in one of his tweets where he said the Southeast brothers and sisters proverbially pulled the chestnuts out of the fire.That’s they kind of accolades needed with better treatments for taking the bulls by the horns in SE.
He is a man of good conscience and may God Almighty continue to bless him for saying this.
Even before the election those who supported APC in SE were seen as accepting to die.
We all know some intrinsic issues in the SE that snowballed into the precarious situation.
The argument to me is a total non sequitur to expect that LP will not overwhelmingly win the whole SE because of the reality on ground as it then was, many in the region believed ab initio that, it was the turn of the southeast to produce the president by 2023, hence even PDP that used to have SE in the bag as it’s strong hold area lost it.
In fact APC even did better than the PDP in the SE.
The effort it will take to convert one voter in SE is the same effort that will convert 1000 voters for the APC in other regions, therefore those who worked for the APC in the region should be made proud.
To worsen the situation,many party leaders played a body language that suggested they already conceded to not getting votes in SE, because most times one will suggest something good to them, they will say if it is SE don’t worry yourself, therefore this comparison of votes from the region with other regions in somewhat inconsistent with reality.
Even a highly placed person in the system corroborated this opinion in an interview on TV.
Now, many are making the arguments of who and who didn’t deliver, they ought to also remember that losts of traditional political narratives in the Nigerian voting pattern were altered in the 2023 election.
Many party bigwigs who are not from the SE had everything to deliver but Asiwaju lost in their polling units,LGAs and states.
We all know such people but nobody is saying they should not get what they are looking for, then why is that a yardstick or requisite condition to determine who becomes the Senate president?
Today they are saying OUK didn’t work for Asiwaju or OUK didn’t deliver.
For me I think what APC ought to do is cede a very strong position to SE and that will surely change the narrative.
But once we say this many will say,how many votes are in SE?
Sometimes we seem to forget that the majority of people of SE don’t live at home.
Who were the brain behind the losses of the APC in Lagos? FCT? Nasarawa, etc?
Your guess is as good as mine.
APC will win comfortably in the next election if we depart from the current narrative and co-opt the SE deeper and higher.
Let us support equity and fairness by supporting OUK form the Southeast for the president of the 10th senate to strengthen our nation unity and integration,in line with the fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy captured under chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria As (Amended) and Article 7(I) of the APC Constitution.
I rest my case.