Former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has paid his dues over the decades.
The Senator representing Enugu East said Tinubu has performed well as a former governor and as a politician, stressing that he has also contributed to the development of the nation.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Nnamani asserted that Tinubu’s excellent performance whilst in power got him the APC presidential ticket.
He wrote: “Tinubu paid his dues over decades, performing creditably in governance and politics. With an A-Game, they could not wrestle it from him. He got worried, and sounded the alarm for his troops, Shettima and others rallied.
“Decades of hard work, patience, resilience and tenacity paid off. The rest is history. When you shift power to Yoruba, you don’t go to Kwara or Kogi, you go to the South West.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain also said the Igbo cannot unite and take power because they have allowed themselves to be easily compensated.
He added: “The weakness of Igbo is patently obvious such that they throw any bones at us and we bite.
“We must always be expected to show gratitude for any pittance. After all, we were spared with ‘no victor, no vanquished’. We should be happy and not worry.
“We can always resort to spare parts and hugging containers. God will save us from scammers who have washed the heads of our youths. Aku nesi Obi Ike they thunder.
“That wealth strengthens the mind. Any Igbo dullard thinks he can engage in a Strategic discussion of the Fate of a people. Intellect is derided. Elevated discuss denigrated.”
Naija News reports that Nnamani’s comments come days after the PDP stalwart was included in the APC Presidential Campaign Council,