DG VON’s Reaction To Ezekwesili’s Withdrawal From Presidential Race.
Following the withdrawal of Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) from the Presidential race, Nigerians, concerned politicians have not stopped talking.
On his part, Director-General (DG), Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu described the withdrawal Ezekwesili as expected. noting that Ezekwesili’s planned collation to dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) will fail.
Ezekwesili in a statement earlier today said her decision to step down was in a bid to help build a coalition viable of defeating the APC and PDP in the election.
However, according to Okechukwu, the former Minister of Education belongs to a: “missionary political party that is not aiming to win power now. That is the truth of the matter.”
The VON boss, who spoke in a telephone conversation with the Nation in Abuja, said her withdrawal from the race is a clear indication that she does not understand the dynamics of Nigerian politics.
His words: “What Oby Ezekwesili doesn’t know is that in a democracy like this. The successful ones are the multiparty system with two dominant political parties.
“And that is two party system. Her political party is regarded as a missionary party. This is what the missionary parties do.
“She did not do anything different from a missionary party. I do not know the coalition that she is going to build that will dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) or the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP).
“It is not possible. If you go to Britain, it is a multiparty system with two dominant political parties.
“In the United States of American (USA), it is a multiparty system with two dominant political party. Go to Pakistan, it is the same thing. Brazil, India, they are all the same.
“If she had said that, she is going to build a coalition with the PDP, I would have said that she is trying to win political power.
“But since she singled out the two dominate political parties, then she is still talking missionary. She is missionary more than political.”
He went on: “She did not do anything that is strange. But I congratulate her for her stand on making the society better. And that is what President Muhammadu Buhari is saying.
“He is investing on food production, adequate electricity supply, modern transportation, construction of federal roads.
“What all the missionary parties are saying is what President Muhammadu Buhari is doing.”
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