‘Why S’East should support Tinubu’
By Charles Onyekwere, South-East Correspondent
Federal Character Commissioner representing Enugu State, Hon. Amb. Ginika Tor, has urged the people of the South-East not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election.
Tor, who spoke to journalists in Enugu weekend during a birthday celebration packaged on her behalf by her friends and political associates, said, instead, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), should sweep the polls in the zone.
She added: “We are also celebrating our presidential candidate today, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of our great party, the APC. Our incoming President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I’m supporting him 100 percent; that is because, everywhere I have gone, statistics I have got, all you hear is that he is old. Nobody has said he has not achieved anything meaningful for the society.
“But there is something you cannot take away from Bola Ahmed Tinubu, impacting people, building people and I’m taking after him by empowering people, because God has made me a voice for the voiceless. When I had a close contact with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I discovered that he may be old but what he has upstairs is not old, even at that, they say old wine tastes better.
“So for me, it is time to begin to look at antecedents, pedigree. Lagos is one of the best states in the country today because there is a foundation and that foundation is Bola Ahmed Tinubu. You know that before the primary elections, I was supporting the South-East Presidency. I came out bold because we need to balance the imbalance.
“But look at it, the PDP, which is owing the South-East the ticket, took it all the way to the North. If you ask who is owing the South-East the presidential ticket, it is actually the PDP. We have been giving our votes to the PDP since 1999. So, they are indebted to the people of the South-East but they took that unfortunate step, what do you want the APC to do? The PDP owes the South-East first; there is a reason they took that step.
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“So, I’m calling on our people not to waste their votes again on the PDP but to vote massively for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we will not regret it. The position will surely come to the South-East in the future, but for now, it is Tinubu all the way,” the Federal Commissioner added.
Urging support for Mrs. Jennifer Ndubuisi, the APC Awgu North State Constituency candidate, Tor said her emergence during the primary election was an act of God.
“Despite all the fights, even a rerun, but God gave us victory, we had additional two votes. Permit me, however, to say that women need more elective positions. We are not satisfied; we want more because women have the capacity to change the society,” she said.
The immediate past Chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Barrister Ben Nwoye, described Tor as a compassionate woman who is interested in giving back to society.
“Within the few years she joined politics, she has made much more impact than those who have been there for so long. Some persons get appointments but they hold on to it and do nothing for the people; but in the case of Ambassador Ginika Tor, she has continued to give back to the people, so we are so proud of her,” Nwoye stressed.
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