We do not know when the South-South
geopolitical zone will ever produce Nigeria's President again, the
National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John
Odigie Oyegun has lamented
He stated this while taking swipe at
former President Jonathan who he said failed the people of the
south-south where he comes from himself.
Odigie, the National Chairman of Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress hails from Edo State.
According to him, ''Jonathan was God’s
gift to the south-south. There was a massive movement in the south-south
to have one of our sons as President. On a platter of gold, God gave
him to us. Did he make us proud? The answer is no. That’s one lost
Speaking with Vanguard in Abuja, he said
Jonathan wasted his years as the President of Nigeria as the
south-south geopolitical zone benefited nothing from his 6 years in
office calling to mind the state of the East-West road, Port Harcourt
International Airport which he used on a weekly basis while in office.
In his words: ‘’We don’t know when that
opportunity will come again for the south-south to produce a Nigerian
president and the south-south has been significant throughout our
history in maintaining the coherence of this nation through all its
‘’Finally, we had that golden
opportunity and we blew it. He is honored and respected today because of
his singular act of conceding the defeat, even though we now know that
he tried to reverse himself.
‘’So, my advice to him is, let time heal
wounds. Don’t answer every little query and question about your
Presidency because the facts are all there, very glaring.