A former presidential aspirant on the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1993, Dr Uma Eleazu, has said there may be no Nigeria by 2023.
Eleazu who was a member of the committee that drafted the 1999 constitution and in 2006, served in the committee set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to look into the constitution, stated that only true federalism can save the country.
Speaking to Daily Sun, the experienced politician stated that Nigeria is drifting into a precipice.
His words: “There may be no Nigeria by 2023. Because with what is happening before 2023, we may have ended in the precipice that we are drifting into. Those who are saying 2023, where will they do that; will there be Nigeria for them to do what they want to do.
“People we don’t even know are overrunning Nigeria, and people who are in power say they are not Nigerians. If they were not Nigerians, what kind of immigration policy do we have that allows people who are not Nigerians to just migrate and just kill your citizens and you keep quiet and look the other way. Something is wrong. Those are the basic issues we have to sort out before talking of 2023.
“It is like living in a fool’s paradise when you start talking about 2023, when you have not solved the problem of 2019. The problem facing us now is survival, it is not just one state; look at what is going on in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, Kaduna, North East, even in Buhari’s village, where the traditional ruler was abducted.
“Now from Lagos, you cannot be comfortable going to the east; you will just be sitting on the edge until you get to where you are going. What kind of country is that? Foreigners invade your country; you jetted out to Saudi Arabia to go and talk of terrorism.”
PDP Plotting To Impeach Me — Uzodinma Cries Out
The newly installed governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has raised alarm that there is an alleged plan for him to be impeached.
Uzodinma said the plan is the handiwork of The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Imo State.
Oguike Nwanchukwu, the Chief Secretary and Media Adviser to the governor said that the plan has already been exposed.
“We know the game plan of the PDP because we are aware that they have been secretly inciting Imo State House of Assembly members to think of how to impeach the governor. So they are trying to rake up anything they can, even falsehood, to incite the public.”
Recall that the former governor of the State, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic party was sacked by the court on Tuesday, January 14th and Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared the winner of the just concluded governorship election.
Supreme Court Upholds Elections Of Plateau, Bauchi Govs
The supreme court has upheld the elections of Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, and Bala Mohammed, his Bauchi counterpart.
In Plateau, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Lalong, who contested the March election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner, but Jeremiah Useni, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, had challenged his victory.
Useni had earlier lost at the tribunal and court of appeal.
Mohammaed Abubakar of the APC had also challenged the victory of Mohammed who contested under the platform of the PDP.
Like Useni, Abubakar lost at the tribunal and appeal court but headed to the supreme court.
At the apex court on Monday, Sylvester Ngwuta, the judge who headed the seven-man panel, dismissed the appeal filed by Useni and Abubakar.
‘Oshiomhole Will Disappoint Tinubu In 2023’
Charles Idahosa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole will disappoint APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu in the build-up to the 2023 presidential election.
Idahosa alleged that the party chairman was plotting to be the running mate of a Northern presidential candidate in 2023.
Idahosa made the allegation while speaking with Daily Independent.
He said: “I feel so sorry for Tinubu because he doesn’t know who Oshiomhole is. I am aware he is one of those giving him support as the National chairman.
“Oshiomhole will disappoint him seriously. He will not support him in 2023, he can take that to the bank.
“Tinubu is one of the people supporting him as National chairman thinking that Oshiomhole will use his influence as National chairman to make him get the (2023)ticket.
“What he doesn’t know is that Oshiomhole’s ambition is to become Vice- President to a northern presidential candidate in 2023. He is going to pair a northern candidate against the interest of Tinubu.”