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2023: Ohanaeze advices Tinubu, Atiku, Osinbajo not to contest for president (See Why)

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Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should not run for President in 2023, according to Chuks Ibegbu, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

2023: Ohanaeze advices Tinubu, Atiku, Osinbajo not to contest for president (See Why) - Naija News 247
2023: Ohanaeze advices Tinubu, Atiku, Osinbajo not to contest for president (See Why)

Tinubu and Atiku, according to Ibegbu, should abandon their ambitions because to their age.

Ibegbu told Daily Post exclusively that Atiku, Tinubu, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo should choose a viable presidential candidate from the Southeast.

He pointed out that the rigors of the presidency would prevent people like Tinubu and Atiku from performing at their best at their age.

Ibegbu’s comment is coming when Tinubu disclosed that he had informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to run for the presidency in 2023.

However, Ibegbu said: “I’m surprised that people like Tinubu have the audacity to come out, and I’m amazed that our Vice President, whom I see as a man of God, is also aspiring.

“The other time the President complained that age is telling on him, that if he works for some hours, he becomes exhausted. Should a very complex nation like Nigeria be ruled by such people that age is not on their side? Nigeria is a very complex nation, and this country can give a young man a headache.

“Age is a factor in ruling a complex nation like Nigeria because you will be thinking of so many things, you will be thinking of your family, constituency, the entire country with more than 300 ethnic nationalities, you are thinking about international issues, the economy. Look at Obama; within one year, he grew gray hair.

“The Presidency we need should be a young, dynamic person with the energy to move around. Look at Buhari with all the killings in his State; he can’t move around because age is not on his side. He may be mentally sound, but he’s physically comatose.

“Tinubu did his bit in Lagos when he was governor; he was vibrant then, but age is not on his side now. Tinubu is almost 90 years old now; forget about what he is saying about his age. He should be about 80 something but claiming to be 60 something. Age is not on his side now.

“So, why can’t they stay behind and advise younger people from the Southeast? I’m challenging Tinubu and Atiku to sit together and help to look for a credible presidential candidate from the Southeast, whether in APC, PDP, or APGA. Both of them should have a meeting with Osinbajo to help look for a credible, nice young candidate from the Southeast.

“Atiku has a lot of financial war chests that he can use to support these people; let him bring out the money and support somebody who will make Nigeria a better place. If they don’t become President, they won’t die. Awolowo would have been the best President we ever had if things had gone well, he handled Western Nigeria very well, and he should have handled the country very well.

“My advice to Tinubu and Atiku is to help midwife a young visionary and dynamic person from the Southeast to succeed Buhari. Age is a factor in ruling a diverse nation like Nigeria; how can you be around 80 or 90 years and you are trying to be President? What will you tell your God when you die?”

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Tinubu visits Babangida allegedly over presidential ambition

Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu has reportedly met with former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB.

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Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu has reportedly met with former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB.

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2023 Presidency: Tinubu visits Babangida allegedly over presidential ambition

Naija News 247 recalls, Tinubu declared his presidential ambition some week ago and will be contesting in the 2023 Presidential election.

Tinubu met with Babangida on Thursday afternoon in Minna, the Niger State capital.

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He arrived at IBB’s hilltop residence at about 2.30pm and both went straight into a meeting behind closed-door.

The meeting is not unconnected with Tinubu’s aspiration to run for the presidency in 2023.

Tinubu visits Babangida after similar moves to some influential power blocs and individuals across the country.

He had last week cleared the air over doubts of him running for the presidency in 2023.

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The APC National Leader had informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intentions to run for the Presidency in 2023.

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PDP schedules North-West Zonal Congress, Saturday, Feb. 12

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The PDP has scheduled its outstanding Zonal Congress for its North-West Zone for the purpose of electing Zonal Working Committee and National Ex-Officios for the zone for Saturday, Feb. 12.

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The party disclosed this in a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Umaru Bature, on Thursday in Abuja.

It stated that the decision was part of the resolution of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) at its meeting on Wednesday.

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The said the North-West Zonal Congress was slated to hold at the Zonal Headquarters of the party in Kaduna State.

“All critical stakeholders and teeming members of our great party in the North-West Zone are by this informed and guided accordingly,” the party said.

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FG approves Ogechi Paschal-Ejiogu As NSIA’s Non-Executive Director

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ogechi Paschal-Ejiogu to the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

The appointment takes effect from January 6, a statement by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), said Thursday.

The statement said Mrs Paschal-Ejiogu brings nearly two decades of cognate experience spanning the social services and healthcare industry to the Board of NSIA.

The appointment follows the request by Ike Chioke, the former appointee for the South-East region of Nigeria, to be relieved of board duty at the NSIA as his firm was appointed to support the government in another role.

Speaking on the appointment, the chairman, board of directors, NSIA said “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ogechi Paschal-Ejiogu to the Board. We thank His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for prioritizing NSIA’s Board appointments and also for the choice of Dr. Paschal-Ejiogu who brings invaluable international experience to the Board.”

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In his comment, MD & CEO NSIA, Uche Orji, said “Dr. Paschal-Ejiogu’s academic pedigree and deep experience in the social services and healthcare industry makes her a unique addition to the Board.

“Her wealth of experience will, contribute towards the attainment of the Authority’s long-term strategic goals. We are pleased with the appointment and look forward to working with Dr. Ogechi Paschal-Ejiogu and the Board,” he said.

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According to the statement, Mrs Pascal-Ejiogu obtained a doctorate degree in Economics from USA, specialising in Public Policy and Development.

“A Doctoral-level academic, she possesses in-depth knowledge of complex economic concepts, and is adept at applying theories and ideas to real-world situations,” the statement said.

“She also possesses a strong understanding of business finance, econometric modeling, data analysis, planning, and interpretation and has, over the last two decades, contributed significantly to the social services and healthcare industry both in Nigeria and in the United States of America.”

Prior to this, Mrs Paschal-Ejiogu graduated from the University of Reading, UK with a Masters in Development Economics and Policy, having also earned her first degree from the Imo State University where she bagged a B.Sc in Economics.

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Mrs Paschal-Ejiogu brings a unique set of skills, exposure, and expertise to the Board of the NSIA, which complements the existing array of Board-level talents,” the statement said.

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is an investment institution of the federation set up to manage funds in excess of budgeted hydrocarbon revenues.

Its mission is to play a leading role in driving sustained economic development for the benefit of all Nigerians through building a savings base for the Nigerian people, enhancing the development of Nigeria’s infrastructure, and providing stabilization support in times of economic stress.

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