Former Enugu Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant Dr. Josef Onoh has explained why he is campaigning for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He said he remains a PDP member but is convinced Tinubu should be the next President.
According to Onoh, his insistence on Tinubu is anchored on the need for power shift based on the resolution of Southern Nigeria leaders, particularly the Southern Governors i PDP and APC at meetings in Asaba, Enugu and Lagos.
Onoh said he will vote for all candidates of the PDP in Enugu but will not support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
He noted Peter Obi of the Labour Party(LP) in also in the presidential race, stating he holds him in high esteem.
He however said Obi is not a team player, always believing that he (Obi) is the only one that can salvage the country single-handedly.
Tinubu, he said, has a pedigree going for him such as his detribalized nature, non- religious extremism, performance in leadership and national political clout as a master strategist
Onoh, in a statement on Monday, said: “Let me give you a brief fact about Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, hence I’ll sail and sink with his presidential ambition without regret and I urge all sincere well- meaningful southern governors irrespective of party affiliations to stand by Jagaban. Tinubu introduced Digital Economy to governance through Lagos Tax Administration. I believe he can repeat that at the national level. As a Governor, he created 37 Local Government Council Development Areas (LCDAs). This is a major part of the restructuring that many are only clamoring for now.
“He was first to break the master plan machinery of elections rigging in Nigeria
thereby helping to reclaim South West states lost mandates from PDP. Tinubu was also the leader who started the Telecommunication revolution in Nigeria through Econet before it became a national success in the telecom sector.
“Tinubu was the first politician to start Economic Summit, and this speaks about the visionary sagacity of the man. He pioneered the Treasury Single Account (TSA). This was later adopted by the Federal Government with much success. He was about to put an end to the electricity problem by starting the Independent Power Project in partnership with Enron in Lagos state. If not for Obasanjo and PDP government that forced him to give up the power to the national grid, there wouldn’t be the problem of electricity in Lagos state by now.