2023 poll: ADC unveils Abdul-Azeez Suleiman as Campaign Director General
……as party frowns at divisive posture of APC, PDP, LP, NNPP
The opposition African Democratic Congress (ADC) has unveiled fiery northern activist, Mr Abdul-Azeez Suleiman as its campaign director general ahead of the 2023 poll.
At the event held yesterday at the party national secretariat in Abuja, Suleiman frowned at the ruling All progressive congress (APC) of fanning the embers of discord among Nigerians.
Abdul-Azeez also accused the opposition peoples democratic party (PDP), the labour party (LP) and the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) of dragging the country back to the politics of the first republic when Nigerians were split along the lines of religion, tribalism and regionalism.
He said it is unfortunate that the presidential candidates of the APC, LP, NNPP, and PDP, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr Peter Obi, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Atiku Abubakar have not demonstrated enough will to galvanize the support of Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic and religious leanings to reposition the country for greatness.
Abdul-Azeez who is the spokesperson of the coalition of northern groups enjoined the electorates to cast their votes for the ADC presidential candidate, Mr Dumebi kachikwu who have the wherewithal to address the teething challenges besetting the country.
Said he: “ADC is out to make a difference; introduce a new way of living, a new Nigeria and a superpower economy. We need peace, and education and we need to value human live and respect one another.
“ADC has peace engrained in its symbol; handshake speaks Peace and Respect in almost all cultures. Handshake is tradition and culture to every ADC members and so it is in our Leadership.
“ADC Handshake will herald peace in the country. With peace and Justice, youth restiveness, marginalization, economic hardship and poverty will be eradicated. Peace is a sure solution to most of our problems. ADC will bring all together.
“As the 2023 fresh round of general elections draw closer, Nigerians can see that major political parties in the contest have inadvertently taken the dangerous contours that that led to the events of 1966 which laid the foundation of the collapse of the first republic Nigerian politics and the setting in of regional, religious and tribal hatred, jealousies and distrust.
“This they have done by reincarnating the process of presenting presidential candidates that tend to tilt towards a heated struggle for political ascendancy solely for regional, tribal and even religious domination and not for the unity and reintegration of a people and a nation desperately in need of leadership. This, without doubt, is a recipe for disaster and greater conflict.
“Fortunately, one party, the ADC, has opted for neutrality, justice and equity in chosing all its candidates for the 2023 general elections. By choosing its Presidential candidate, Mr Dumebi Kachikwu, a young entrepreneur and social crusader from the South-South or the Niger Delta. Dumebi is not in anyway tainted or dented.
“ADC listened and chose generational shift and someone who has not been part of the corruption in our governments. ADC cares. Yes we listen and we care.
“By this, the ADC has not only presented the alternative vehicle for unification of the country, but also avail Nigerians with a candidate that is for all intents and purposes, represents the organic link between the old generation and the emerging new generation which is the natural and legitimate claimant to the task of reshaping the society everywhere.”