2027: "Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso Have Agreed To Form Mega Party" – Pat Utomi Reveals

Date: 15-01-2024 8:27 am (4 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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A political economist, Professor Pat Utomi said the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP), the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) have agreed to form a mega party that will wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2027.

Utomi made this revelation in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday.

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“It’s a really clean start. You have to start from the premise that Nigeria has not had a political party since 1999. And let’s be very honest with ourselves. What we have managed is to create platforms that enable machine politics from which to grab power, usually for the purpose of state capture. If you will want to test that, check how much the quality of life of a Nigerian has improved since 1999.

“It’s frightening but the truth is a matter that in 1999, a political class managed to build a certain coalition of accommodation to keep the military out and share the spoils of power in Nigeria and somehow did not manage to create an alignment with the Nigerian people to improve the quality of their lives. This is why you can see Nigeria deteriorating, becoming the poverty capital of the world, becoming the centre of widespread violence everywhere.

“And if you want to take some clear examples, I want anybody who is a political scientist, or economist in Nigeria to look at where India was in 1999 and where Nigeria was in terms of mood, violence in politics, the quality of life of people and where they both are today in Nigeria versus India.

“In 1991, India was technically bankrupt. Foreign Reserves could not accommodate more than three weeks of trading. What has happened since 1999 is that India’s politics has managed to focus on the rational engagement of a developmental state.

“If you look at the numbers today, India is now speeding past the so-called miracle economies of South-East Asia. Nigeria, on the other hand, has been traveling in the reverse direction. What better explanation can there be than the fact that Nigeria has not managed to organise the structures for political participation that can focus on the Nigerian people and lift their lives?”

Posted: at 15-01-2024 08:27 AM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Benti247 at 15-01-2024 10:10 AM (4 months ago)
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Tinubu will now unleash EFCC
headed by his kinsman on them. He has given directive to him to dust off their files for the commencement of the attack. Watch out.
Posted: at 15-01-2024 10:10 AM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Panaki at 15-01-2024 12:49 PM (4 months ago)
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I'm not a Tinubu loyalist. But is anything bad in Tinubu putting his kinsman in any position?
This has been the practice in this country for ages
When Buhari was in power.  He ensured all service chiefs are Fulanis.
Are we saying if Obi was lucky to be appointed as Nigerian president.  Then he'll put Fulani as EFCC chairman???
This is a criticism from the opposition.  Opposition is good but sometimes we need to employ our brains in other for our criticism to be constructive.
Posted: at 15-01-2024 12:49 PM (4 months ago) | Upcoming
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- OmoNobaUku at 15-01-2024 01:11 PM (4 months ago)
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Union of strange bedfellows whose alliance will collapse once Atiku is denied the party's ticket in 2027 if he is still around by then. He will wrecked it once he doesn't prevail. Obi and Kwankwaso too would be disillusioned as neither of them would be selected; as neither would ever become president of NGR.
Posted: at 15-01-2024 01:11 PM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- KDoinspire at 15-01-2024 09:20 PM (4 months ago)
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Quote from: OmoNobaUku on 15-01-2024 01:11 PM
Union of strange bedfellows whose alliance will collapse once Atiku is denied the party's ticket in 2027 if he is still around by then. He will wrecked it once he doesn't prevail. Obi and Kwankwaso too would be disillusioned as neither of them would be selected; as neither would ever become president of NGR.
"If he is still around by then? Indirectly you have wished death upon him. Mind you, death is not by age. Pray "you" will still be around by then.
Posted: at 15-01-2024 09:20 PM (4 months ago) | Upcoming
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