Mr. Dumebi Kachukwu who is the Presidential Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has asserted that there’s no difference between candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, and his All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar respectively.
Kachukwu made this known while speaking in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York, stressing that he’s among the breath of fresh air Nigerians should embrace to change the narrative of governance.
According to him: ‘The three of them belong to the same old order of politicians who have nothing to offer. There is no difference between Peter Obi, Atiku and Asiwaju.
‘So there’s no reason we have to come together to get power. I am not in the race because I seek power desperately. I am in this because I feel my country desperately needs change.’
‘Nigerians want a breath of fresh air. For too long, the vocal minority have had their way and their say in Nigeria, this race will be determined by the silent majority and they are prepared to take back their country.’
Asked how much trust Nigerians can have on silent achievers’ track records, he said: ‘What Nigerians are saying to themselves is that for decades we trusted failures, now we better trust those with sterling track records of success.
‘No longer would Nigerians say because he was a local government chairman or a commissioner. They now realise that when they held that office, they never did anything meaningful with it’.
Meanwhile, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae has debunked the story making the rounds of him endorsing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi for the 2023 polls.
Falae, a chieftain of the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital yesterday by his assistant, Retired Captain Moshood Raji.
The former finance minister disclosed that it is too early to endorse any candidate without going through the programmes he has for the masses.
The elder statesman said he has to consider all important parameters, including capacity, experience and proven track record before endorsing a candidate.