The National Chairman of the United Progressives Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, has said re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari for another four years will end Nigeria’s existence. The UPP chairman stated that the present administration is a disaster.
Okorie told Vanguard that: “At the non-elective national convention of UPP held at Awka, Anambra State on June 29, 2017, the Convention ratified the zoning of the party’s presidential slot for the 2019 election to the South-East geopolitical zone.“The ratification by the highest organ of the party remains sacrosanct. It will take a duly convened National Convention to set it aside or modify it.
“The position is that a presidential candidate from the South-East geopolitical zone shall fly the UPP Presidential flag in 2019. “However, the party is very receptive of the much desired Third Force. UPP is consulting widely on this initiative and is willing to anchor it preferably in coalition with political parties of like minds especially with regard to the high points of our party manifesto registered with INEC viz; self determination of Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities, restructuring, devolution of power, referendum, state police and community policing, etc.
“Governor El Rufai is entitled to his opinion. Maybe the All Progressives Congress is stuck with President Buhari without any alternative option as a presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election.“My opinion is that President Buhari’s Administration is a disaster. Another four-year tenure for President Buhari will be Nigeria’s nunc dimitis.”