Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife don and the 2023 Gwer East/Gwer West National Assembly hopeful, Dr. Awuawuer Tijime Justin, is stepping out for 2023 with a hearty congratulation to Dr. Iyorchia Ayu on his inauguration as the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP). According to the Ile-Ife based scholar in a congratulatory message, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu is a cerebral democrat who does not fight for his selfish interests but for the good of the nation.
Gwer East/Gwer West National Assembly constituency is in Benue State in central Nigeria, the home state of Dr. Iyorchia Ayu who has just assumed National Chairmanship of the leading opposition party in Nigeria. Ayu took office yesterday contrasting the PDP to the ruling APC in terms of performance. He is sure the PDP will roll back into power in 2023 based on a manifesto he said is being drawn up.
It would have been surprising if Ayu did not promise a new manifesto because Nigeria as it exists today is not much to write home about and, if the country were to reach 2023 in one piece, something just have to give. The problem is not so much the corruption, insecurity or tribalism experienced under the APC but the conceptual dryness of the average person in government. With very stale conception of the challenges, it is no wonder that governance frameworks, models and practices in much of Nigeria are too archaic to respond to the new challenges the society confronts.
In congratulating Ayu, the don who is saying he has followed the former Senate President’s accomplishments during the June 12 1993 annulled election defines Dr. Ayu as a thorough breed, detribalized and selfless leader whose election as the National Chairman of the PDP indicates that the party is determined to take Nigeria to the next positive level. He, therefore, congratulates the entire PDP family for anticipated victory in the 2023 general elections.
He is also praying for the good health and wisdom of the PDP National Chairman so as to enable him captain the party effectively throughout his tenure.