Former Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to President Olusegun Obasanjo and Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, on Friday described the ongoing crisis in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a leadership and structural matter.
He stated this while on a programme on a local television, noting that PDP had watched its leadership structure change from a strong leadership base to a weak one.
Okupe explained that the culture of having anyone who’s a governor to automatically become the leader of the party had also weakened the party’s leadership base.
He noted that in some cases, some of the elected officials were not politically versatile and strong, which he said had undermined the mismanagement of the party’s political structure.
He observed that the importance of the year 2023 to Nigerians was so great that they must be proactive enough to ensure that they elect the right someone who’s politically versatile with the much needed credentials to steer the affairs of the nation and salvage the current socio-economic and political decadence.
Speaking on personalities from the Southern part of the country, who are experienced and have the wherewithal to run the affairs of the nation, Okupe listed Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a capable candidate if given the chance.
He also described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Governor Peter Obi as excellent Candidates who posseses sterling qualities as a political figure and elite.
Moreover, Dr. Okupe also noted that for the sake of fairness and equity, the next president for the nation should come from the Southern region.
He added that he’s a credible and well experienced candidate who would turn around the nation if given the chance.