Dr. Ugo Egbujo
Today,my number one candidate for 2023 is Chibuike Amaechi.
He satisfies the morality of power rotation in a country that has federal character as its idea of fairness.
He satisfies my advocacy for Igbo presidency. Igbo presidency will help national unity. Igbo presidency by a non southeastern Igbo will help Igbo unity.
Amaechi is sufficiently maverick not to be a weakling or anybody puppet. That I love.
As Rivers governor he did something outstanding. He trued to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor by citing the kinds of education and health facilities of the rich in poor neighbourhoods. That is practical egalitarianism.
If what he did with the police in Rvers is anything to go by thab law enforcement will be revolutionalized by an Amaechi presidency. First, he retained them. Then he catered for the needs. After that he laid down the rules.
We saw the police and marveled . We saw the militants disappear from Rivers and we wondered.
If Amaechi doesn’t run, I will support Tinubu. I like Tinubu too.
His organizational capacity is top notch. Tinubu is more methodical than Amaechi and probably has better talent gathering capacity. But many do not know. Amaechi kept a think tank in Lagos while running Rivers. That think-tank of smart young Nigerians kept fed him ideas and censored his policies.
So, when it comes to forward thinking and innovation, Amaechi and Tinubu are good.
Amaechi has flaws. Tinubu has flaws. But both men have the capacity to be men. Tinubu has a much heavier political clout but we know so much would depend on the main man , Buhari.
For 2023, as of today, I will chose Amaechi. That’s where my heart is .
But Osinbajo, any day, is a jewel of inestimable value.
•Dr. Ugo Egbujo .
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