2023 presidency: Ayu, Atiku boxed PDP into a corner, don’t blame APC – Okechukwu

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Osita Okechukwu

As Nigerians continue to reflect on the polity barely 24 days to the kick-off political campaigns for the 2023 general elections, Mr. Osita Okechukwu a foundation member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, says the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has boxed itself into irretrievable tight corner.

Mr Okechukwu, who is also Director General of Voice of Nigeria, regretted that instead of sitting down to address the various challenges confronting their party, the leaders are busy passing the buck and blaming the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that Simon Imobo’Tswam, Special Adviser on Media and Communications to Ayu cited posts purportedly credited to APC insinuating that Ayu said that he cannot take on a man that cannot father a child and other unprintable innuendos.

Responding to questions from journalists in Abuja, Sunday, Okechukwu, lambasted the PDP national chairman, Dr. Iyorchiya Ayu for accusing APC of sponsoring mischievous posts against him.

He dismissed the insinuation that APC is fuelling the PDP crisis and urged Ayu to avoid buck-passing and blame game, stressing that doing so amounts to transfer of misplaced aggression.

Okechukwu stated: “Methinks that Dr Ayu, being a social scientist is experienced enough to know that once covenant of national integration is breached, it unleashes antithesis of unimaginable proportion naturally on the culprits.

“The PDP national chairman should leave APC out of the confusion he plunged his party into when he deliberately betrayed the South and Governor Nyesom Wike by extension. Blame game and transfer of aggression are not the answer to Ayu’s ‘Odd Consensus’.”

Expatiating on his postulation of Ayu’s Odd Consensus, Okechukwu explained that “Ayu’s Odd Consensus is the willing unpatriotic breach of the subsisting rotation of power from North to South convention by Ayu and his presidential candidate, His Excellency Atiku Abubukar.

“Secondly, the duo have reached the odd consensus that Atiku is not likely to win the 2023 presidential election. This is why they rejected the minor palliative of placating Governor Nyesom Wike and others that were hurt by the breach. Otherwise, if they are sure of victory, Ayu could have willingly stepped down long ago, and wait for more juicy slots post 2023 presidential election victory, like SGF. Hence close the huge failure fracture starring them in the face consequent upon the betrayal of the South.”

“Thirdly, Ayu and his co-travelers odd consensus heavy reliance to raise votes via fault lines is being blocked by patriots like PDP’s ‘Children’, APC’s Northern Governors Forum, Prof Ango Abdullahi, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and host of others who reason that it is not fair and just for North to hand over to North.”

He noted that analysis by pundits suggest that “PDP’s Children, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso of NNPP and Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) are Achilles heel whittling down the expected support base of Atiku, especially the sophisticated far Northern electorate whom he never represented and the Southern electorate, who yearn for power shift, the traditional stronghold of the PDP since 1999.”

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