February 24, 2024
Former APC presidential candidate drops Tinubu and backs Obi

Former APC presidential candidate drops Tinubu and backs Obi

Dr. SKC Ogbonnia, a former candidate for president of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential election, has declared his decision to leave the APC and its 2023 presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in favor of the Labour Party’s (LP) Mr. Peter Obi.

Ogbonnia stated that the reason for his support of Obi was because the LP presidential candidate is a “democratic revolution, whose time has come,” and he was “joining the Nigerian public in endorsing Obi as the future president of Nigeria with every feeling of patriotism.”

“Even though I am still a part of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I cannot back Tinubu as the party’s nominee for president in the 2023 elections. It was not an easy choice to support the rival party’s nominee. But eventually, you have to declare “enough is enough,” according to Ogbonnia.

Ogbonnia stated in a statement he provided to newsmen yesterday that his first scorn for Tinubu sprang from the fact that neither other party members nor common Nigerians can assert to know who Ahmed Tinubu is in reality.

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“From his name, state of origin, the schools he attended, the certificates he received, his record in America, and his true source of income—not to mention any genuine intention of running for president—everything about the man is shady, aside from a haughty assertion that it is his turn to rule Nigeria—let alone any true intention to do so.

Along with his dubious past, a string of incidents also demonstrate that Tinubu lacks the characteristics he purports to uphold—equity, justice, fairness, and patriotism.


In actuality, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has even less understanding of the status of Nigeria and her issues than President Muhammadu Buhari. It is well known that the APC National Leader is no longer physically fit to travel around Nigeria.


I see intelligence, character, capacity, and competence; I see honesty and modesty. I see dynamism and patriotism. I see a track record that is both admirable and verifiable, feasible goals, hope for the Nigeria of our foundational ideals, and a democratic movement whose time has come. My politics are in line with this action. I never allow my judgment to be clouded by the superficial considerations of race, religion, or political party. I campaigned for MKO Abiola, the Social Democratic Party’s flagbearer, as a member of the National Republican Convention (NRC) (SDP). In my opinion, Abiola was a superior candidate to Bashir Tofa, the nominee for my party.


“In its most populous state, Enugu, I was a card-carrying member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). But I changed my mind following the rigged general elections of 2007, when the governing PDP decided who would win or lose. I swore to support any movement that could unseat PDP. I will join the APC as a founding member and support Buhari for president. I will always be proud of the fact that we overthrew the PDP, a notoriously corrupt ruling party that had intended to rule for an uninterrupted 60 years. We gave examples of how bad action has repercussions.

Unfortunately, the APC does not seem to have any intellectual, moral, or ethical differences with the heavily discredited PDP now that Asiwaju Tinubu is its National Leader.


Today, my party has brazenly turned into a refuge for corrupt tycoons who were indicted while members of the PDP. To make matters worse, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, the respective presidential contenders for the APC and PDP, are two of the most heinous representatives of Nigeria’s filthy oligarchy. With conclusion, neither Atiku nor Tinubu can advocate against corruption in good faith.


It’s important to remember that no Nigerian leader, military or civilian, has ever taken over the country’s governance with the level of mercenary influence and infamy that Atiku and Tinubu are often compared to. I have a moral code. I put my nation before my party. I become an OBI-dient for the sake of Nigeria! I enjoin other sincere progressives to follow suit, Ogbonnia charged.

Former APC presidential candidate drops Tinubu and backs Obi


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