Over the 2023 Presidential Election, the Former Commissioner for Information in Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua, on Sunday described as immoral for former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to continue to express interest having attained the retirement age.
He said the Former Vice President cannot assume the role of a perpetual candidate or professional aspirant year in, year out, of the party as though the party was established for him alone.
The Ex-Edo Commissioner hinted that the former vice President vying for a position defeats all sense of logic for such an old man to attempt another round of political contestation at a time the Commissioners general feeling and mood in the country supports a younger Nigerian from the Southern extraction of the country.
He also advised Atiku to quit his quest for presidency and support a southern Nigerian candidate in the spirit of fairness, equity and justice that will assuage the feelings of stakeholders from the Southern part of Nigeria.
In a statement titled ‘’ 2023: former vice president and the age of Methuselah politics’’, the Edo State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said after the 2019 presidential election, he abandoned all the members of the party and sought refuge in far away Dubai, thus exposing the PDP members to the intimidations, harassment and threats posed by the desperate APC’s power oligarchs.
Afegbua urged the leadership of the PDP to rise above board to produce a presidential candidate from the Southern part of the country to complete the narrative. Specifically, he reaffirmed his position on power shift come 2023.