Don’t blackmail Tinubu over National Assembly leadership – OPC
The Oodua People’s Congress has warned those it describes as “selfish northern politicians” against blackmailing President-elect, Bola Tinubu, over political appointments and the 10th National Assembly leadership.
The OPC stated this in a statement by its organisation’s Secretary, Bunmi Fasehun.
The statement said, “We want to advise that Tinubu should not be subjected to blackmail by any region over the distribution of legislative and executive offices. There is no single geo-political region where Tinubu scored zero votes; so, he was fundamentally elected by all sections of Nigeria; North, South, East, and West. He belongs to everybody.
“All regions and religions enjoy equal stakes in the President-elect. His loyalty must be to all Nigerians and not to any one region or religion.
“It is very funny, curious, and contradictory that those who failed to raise a voice to demand equity for other regions when President Muhammadu Buhari was indulging in lopsided appointments and pushing sectional agendas are the ones now clamouring to monopolise positions and offices once more.
“We cannot forget that, since 1999, these same people dominated every post selected by the President; from Olusegun Obasanjo to Umar Yar’Adua, to Goodluck Jonathan to Muhammadu Buhari. This led these leaders to derail. With Tinubu, it cannot be business as usual.
“It is time for these selfish northern individuals to release the levers of power and let the occupant of Aso Rock to equally dispense the dividends of democracy so that the entire country will enjoy equity, justice, and development.”
The group reminded Tinubu that those who did not vote for him also add value to the country in terms of natural resources.