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Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by sirequity(m): 8:05pm On Feb 26, 2018
A senator belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hope Uzodimma, has stated why he is supporting the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.



Uzodimma said his support for Mr. Buhari is because he is the only candidate who will not extend his tenure beyond 2023 if re-elected in 2019.

The lawmaker noted that re-electing the president gives the Igbos the opportunity to produce a president from their extraction hence his support for him.

“Buhari is the only northerner who will do another four years if re-elected. Well, since that is the case, my answer is, why not? If they say I am campaigning for Buhari, so be it. I don’t owe anyone any apology for that.

“After all, it is only logical that as an Igbo man who is clamouring for the presidency to come to the south-east in 2023, I should support the candidate who I am sure will not be standing for re-election in 2023.

“Why should I support another northern candidate who will want to do another eight years and make Ndigbo wait till 2027 before producing the president of Nigeria? Yes, apart from the fact that President Buhari is good enough for re-election, he is the only northern candidate who, if elected, must relinquish power in 2023 thereby paving the way for the south-east. So, yes, I support his re-election and I think every right thinking South Easterner should do the same,” he said.

When reminded in an interview with Sun Newspaper that his action could lead to being accused of anti-party activities, Uzodimma said he placed the interest of his people first before any other consideration.

Asked if he will join the All Progressive Congress (APC) to actualise the re-election of the president, the lawmaker said, “Well, I am not sure I must join APC to pursue the interest of my people. It is on record that political parties may adopt candidates outside their parties because it is in their best interest to do so. For instance, APGA did it for Jonathan and I see them doing same for President Buhari. So I don’t need to join APC to pursue the noble agenda which will favour Ndigbo. But you know, in politics you never say, never! So, let us see how it goes. Time can change everything, you know.”

On why there is need for an Igbo President in 2023, Uzodimma said, “You see, it is supremely important because that will assure Ndigbo that the ugly events of the civil war have been truly put behind us.

“If by 2023, the presidency returns to the south and by acts of omission or commission, it eludes Ndigbo, then that will only be a confirmation that Igbo have not truly been accepted into the mainstream of Nigerian politics.

“As you know, in 1998, former Vice-President, late Alex Ekwueme was coasting home with the PDP presidential ticket. It took a high level conspiracy to stop him. Many people believed that it was because he was Igbo and because of the stigma of the civil war. So, if in 2023 Igbo are stopped again, the simple conclusion will be that the rest of Nigeria do not welcome them as equal stakeholders in Project Nigeria.

Source: https://www.headlineng.com/2019-supporting-buharis-re-election-bid-pdp-senator/

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by kahal29: 8:08pm On Feb 26, 2018
Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by sirequity(m): 8:08pm On Feb 26, 2018
Shame on Nigerian Youths for still allowing these outdated politicians decide our fate!!!

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by yarimo(m): 8:10pm On Feb 26, 2018
Sai baba BUHARI til 2023 grin grin grin

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by Mynd44: 8:10pm On Feb 26, 2018
I can't deal with this again. I am not equipped for Nigerian politicians

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by sirequity(m): 8:17pm On Feb 26, 2018
lalasticlala you shocked
Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by thesicilian: 8:18pm On Feb 26, 2018
All man for himself, God for us all.

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by Johnflowey1738(m): 8:29pm On Feb 26, 2018
Somebody is looking for a soft landing to fasten his move to APC lipsrsealed

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by midolian(m): 8:32pm On Feb 26, 2018
Igbo presidency? Will that thing happen again in this country? Even if we let all contestant be Igbos, the president wont still come from the S/east.

A man will have to hold his joystick to give his urine direction...but what will you have a complete leper do?

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by Lipscomb(m): 8:40pm On Feb 26, 2018
grin well let us wait and see but 2023 I doubt IBO president.

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by kcmichael: 8:42pm On Feb 26, 2018
IPod will not sleep tonite

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by Omeokachie: 8:44pm On Feb 26, 2018
Selfish man.
Thinking about elective office and not the continued existence of the country that Buhari and his hangers on are making almost impossible by the day.

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by dodelight(m): 9:52pm On Feb 26, 2018
See myopic reasoning. So poor a mind- though a senator.
Which is more important: that we have the right leadership in the country come next general election, or that an Ibo man becomes president by 2023?

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by DeZoro(m): 10:14pm On Feb 26, 2018
This man schooled in a university called desert!

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by Okoroawusa: 10:26pm On Feb 26, 2018
Rochas Okorocha 2023!

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by omohayek: 10:32pm On Feb 26, 2018
dodelight:
See myopic reasoning. So poor a mind- though a senator.
Which is more important: that we have the right leadership in the country come next general election, or that an Ibo man becomes president by 2023?
Exactly! I would rather have a president who knows what he's doing and oversees 8 years of rapid economic growth, than some thieving slowpoke who happens to share my origin.

All this talk of "Northern presidency" and "Igbo presidency" only serves the selfish interests of a small elite of professional politicians who are all-too-quick to mobilize tribalism on behalf of their personal ambitions. How many Igbo people would really want a buffoon like Okorocha in Aso Rock in 2023, where he can extend his statue-building mania to all 36 states, while neglecting even the basics of governance? How many sane Yoruba people would ever vote for a thuggish clown like Fayose, so that he can share out stony rice and palm oil all over the country, in an effort to divert the populace from the mass looting he would be sure to unleash?

Until ordinary Nigerians start laughing idi.ots like this Senator into shamed silence, this joke of a "country" will stand no chance of making meaningful progress.

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by GavelSlam: 10:56pm On Feb 26, 2018
Why are you not happy with his submission?

Some of you love complexity and rancour in your lives.

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by FarahAideed: 11:05pm On Feb 26, 2018
Such a shaollow premise on which to base a critical decision ...This Senator is a selfish and self centred person who must perish in hell for this ..So many Nigerians should keep looking their dignity and life just because Buhari will not contest in 2023 ...I am so pissed right now

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by adem30: 11:20pm On Feb 26, 2018
Go and write it down. Yoruba man stand a chance to take over power from Buhari in 2023 than any Igbo man. Better still a South South man have better chance than Igbo.

By 2023 You guys will understand that Politics is a game of numbers, you work for it to earn it, not by obvious hatred for the same people that will give you votes, You shall be reminded all those unprinted names when the time comes.

Kindly empower FFK & Fayose to carry on the good works on your behalf

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by thinksense: 1:07am On Feb 27, 2018
Pmb 4real. If u no free! Go hug transformer

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by thinksense: 1:08am On Feb 27, 2018
If u no gree go hug transformer

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by kahal29: 3:56am On Feb 27, 2018
thinksense:
If u no gree go hug transformer

Gbam

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by blackpanda: 4:30am On Feb 27, 2018
All i know is igbos can never make presidency

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by boluwatife66(m): 5:20am On Feb 27, 2018
Behold the real assliker. am sure they'l call him an afonja in another thread

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by seunmsg(m): 5:37am On Feb 27, 2018
Considering the way we play politics in Nigeria, the Senator made lots of sense. Every right thinking southerner should support Buhari to complete the North's 8 years and then allow power to return to the south for another 8 years. Voting out Buhari in 2019 may lead to the North ruling for 12 years and that will be disastrous as far as I can see. The power rotation policy between the north and south should never be violated again.

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by UncleSnr(m): 8:52am On Feb 27, 2018
Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 8:52am On Feb 27, 2018
midolian:
Igbo presidency? Will that thing happen again in this country? Even if we let all contestant be Igbos, the president wont still come from the S/east.

A man will have to hold his joystick to give his urine direction...but what will you have a complete leper do?
Oremussanctus they hail you
Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by XXLDICK(m): 8:52am On Feb 27, 2018
seunmsg:
Considering the way we play politics in Nigeria, the Senator made lots of sense. Every right thinking southerner should support Buhari to complete the North's 8 years and then allow power to return to the south for another 8 years. Voting out Buhari in 2019 may lead to the North ruling for 12 years and that will be disastrous as far as I can see. The power rotation policy between the north and south should never be violated again.
what's the advantage of having a leader from your region, regardless of his competency

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Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 8:53am On Feb 27, 2018
seunmsg:
Considering the way we play politics in Nigeria, the Senator made lots of sense. Every right thinking southerner should support Buhari to complete the North's 8 years and then allow power to return to the south for another 8 years. Voting out Buhari in 2019 may lead to the North ruling for 12 years and that will be disastrous as far as I can see. The power rotation policy between the north and south should never be violated again.
Can we survive this suffering another 4 years?
Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by midolian(m): 8:53am On Feb 27, 2018
CROWNWEALTH019:

Oremussanctus they hail you
The craziest friend ever, I hail you too cheesy cheesy
Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by sexdoll: 8:54am On Feb 27, 2018
Good thinking...
Re: Hope Uzodimma: Why I Am Supporting Buhari’s Re-election Bid by donc26(m): 8:54am On Feb 27, 2018
Dude knows he is not coming back to the senate since Rocha's has declared his intention to contest for IMO west senatorial district. Truth is that PDP is dead in IMO state. I see dude decamping to APC soon.

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