2015 election about national unity, stability – Okupe

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The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan, on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, has opined that the forthcoming general election are beyond the individual ambitions of the president and his main challenger, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
Okupe, who interacted with some journalists in Abuja last weekend, noted that the election is about the unity and stability of the country. The presidential aide, therefore, urged the North to wait for the 2019 presidential poll, saying that when Jonathan completes his second term, the region would have what he described as an ‘unequivocal’ and ‘indisputable’ opportunity to rule Nigeria for eight years.
According to Okupe, the north is far more advanced, in terms of politics and political leadership, than any other section of Nigeria. He said Yoruba were no longer agitating because their son had been allowed to govern Nigeria for eight years, asking “Why can we not concede this remaining four years?”
Okupe said the northern region had always been the Nigeria’s political stabilising group. Said he: “The north, since independence, has been the political stabilising group in this country. The north is far more advanced than any section of this country in terms of politics and political leadership. When MKO died and civilian politics was brought back for us to vote, the north sat down and met and decided that because of the injustice done to the Yoruba people, the Yoruba must present the next president at that time.

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