‘Why various political parties can start mobilising for 2023’

Sat Nov 9th, 2019 - Nationwide

Chief Gordy Uwazurike

Former president of Igbo think tank group, Aka Ikenga, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, in this interview, says politicians who are already strategising for the 2023 general election are on track and not hurting the system in any way. According to him, “those who are futuristic are the ones who move ahead.” He also spoke on sundry national issues.

Politicians have begun to seriously make permutations for the 2023 general election less than six months into this dispensation. Is that healthy for the polity?
Politicians are special breeds of people. They are not like you and I. Before a politician even says good morning, he knows what will follow the good morning and will also go after that. In other words, they see far; they are futuristic. Those are the real politicians, but we have those who are apostles of here and now. Those who are futuristic are the ones who move ahead and the apostles of here and now are left behind.

So, those who are doing calculations for 2023 know what they are doing because they need to start building up the base. Unfortunately, most of them are looking up to one person or the other asking, ‘do you support me; do you not support me’ and that is not healthy.

Any contestant should be able to stand up on his own and say ‘I am fit and worthy to be president and I want you to look at my direction’ instead of looking up to people to say ‘ah I think you are fit’. In other words, you must say you are fit before people will say you are. So, those who are warming up, let them warm up. The general populace will even be happy because they will be spending money.




source: Guardian