A former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, has vowed to voluntarily step down from contesting the 2023 presidential election if their is a national concession to give the South-East the Presidency.
Okupe, who is a Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated this during an interview on City 105.1FM with Reuben Abati.
According to Okupe, he would support a candidate like the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi if a similar consensus like that made in 1998 is repeated in the buildup to the 2023 election.
Okupe states that Obi has the much-needed credentials to pilot the affairs of Nigeria.
He boasted that he is the most qualified candidate for the seat of all those that has declared their intention to run.
Okupe said, “Of all the people who have come out to declare their interests for the Presidency, I believe that I am the most qualified.
“I have worked with two former presidents which gave me the opportunity to understudy them and learn from them and this has prepared me well.
“He also stated that if elected, he would ensure that the country has a more sustainable yielding asset away from crude oil.“As a political veteran, the post of the presidency is a highly competitive one and it must be contested even when there’s a consensus amongst the parties.
“The office of the Presidency which is to be contested in 2023 is a competitive one, which must be made open for everyone to contest,” he added.
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