Okechukwu Asserts: South-East Declares Independence from Appointments by Tinubu Government

Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that the Southeast region does not necessarily need political appointments from President Bola Tinubu’s administration. In an interview with Daily Sun, Okechukwu emphasized that what the Southeast truly requires is infrastructure development rather than political appointments or other benefits from the Tinubu-led government.

While Okechukwu acknowledged the concerns about the Southeast not having prominent leadership positions in the 10th National Assembly, he believes that the region may ultimately become the greatest beneficiary of President Tinubu’s administration by the end of his tenure. He reiterated that he is not opposed to individuals from the Southeast receiving favorable appointments in the government.

Okechukwu highlighted the historical fact that if any geopolitical zone in Nigeria experiences progress and development, it will ultimately benefit the Igbo people. He referred to the words of his mentor, the late Senator Chuba Okadigbo, who emphasized the importance of Ndigbo (the Igbo people) recognizing that their interests are intertwined with the well-being of the entire country.

The APC chieftain also noted that democracy evolves gradually over time and that the Southeast may reap substantial benefits under President Tinubu’s administration in due course. He concluded with an Igbo proverb that advises against counting one’s gains prematurely, suggesting that the true impact of Tinubu’s leadership will become evident in the future.

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