Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) accountable for the promises made during the last election and stop directing their energies to the issue of 2023 presidency.
Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, George, who is the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland said solutions to problems of unemployment, hunger, insecurity and other challenges should be the focus of Nigerians and not the 2023 presidency.
According to him, it is absurd that Nigerians are dissipating energies on the issue of 2023 when President Buhari is yet to complete a year in his second term in office.
“What I will say is that 2023 is still a long journey from now. We must be extremely careful. Let us enjoy democracy for now. Usually, in civilised countries, they don’t start discussing anything about the election until a year before that election”.
“We all know that there is hunger in the land, including President Muhammadu Buhari. Let us make sure that we are happy first before we start talking about 2023. 24 hours is long in politics. Who knows who will still be alive in 2023?”
“Let us solve the problems we have now. There is massive unemployment in the land and unimaginable pains. We should talk so that the government can address these challenges, not distracting ourselves about 2023”
“The president has not even spent a year in office for his second term and people are already talking about 2023. What manner of people are we?”