A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Comrade Princewill Dike, has declared that the party’s national leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will oversee the disintegration of the country if elected next President of Nigeria come 2023.
Tinubu, who is former Lagos State Governor as well as Senate Majority Leader, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi, have so far informed President Muhammadu Buhari of their intention to contest for the Presidency on the APC platform.
But speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt yesterday, Princewill alleged that in an interview in 1997, the APC national leader claimed that he does not believe in One Nigeria.
He said: “In an interview with Thisday of April 12, 1997, Bola Ahmed Tinubu fervently asserted thusly: ‘I don’t believe in one Nigeria’. The Nicene Creed of Nigeria is her indivisibility.
“It therefore follows that whosoever craves to preside over her, must not be one with covert nor overt inclination of: ‘To your tents, O Israel! Now, see to your own house, O David!’
“Now, one begins to interrogate the moral locus of a man who, ab initio, doesn’t believe in one Nigeria, and now aspires to govern that country. One doesn’t need be a Jewish Prophet nor Nostradamus “Who Saw Tomorrow”, to prognose that if Tinubu becomes President, the indivisibility of Nigeria is under threat.”
The APC chieftain wondered why Tinubu would want to become the next President of the country just few years after former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who occupied the position of eight years.
He said: “In a similar vein, it will have a moral consequentialism on Nigeria should Tinubu be elected President of Nigeria in 2023. The reason being that the Yoruba through Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had occupied the nation’s power cathedral.
“The Northern hemisphere has had more than a fair share of the plum office. The only marginalised region is the Igbo, which Ikwerre is a sub-region. As an elder, it is rather expected of Tinubu to promote socio- political justice in Nigeria by seeing that the 2023 Presidency is ceded to the Igbo, than promoting disunity with his vaulting ambition.”