13th May, 2022
By Emmanuel Mogbede
Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, the immediate past Minister of Science and Technology has called for a free, fair and transparent All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The minister made the call on Friday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen through his campaign Director-General, Dr Uche Egenti who returned his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to the APC National Secretariat.
Reacting to the possibility of the party arriving at a consensus candidate, Onu said he would have no objection to it if the party felt it was the right way to make the country work.
However, he assured that he would abide by the rules guiding the party’s primaries.
“I am not in the administrative process of the party. Every party member is supposed to abide by the rules, if the party feels that consensus is the right way to make Nigeria work, so be it.
“My principal is a man of faith, you know that very well, he is a man that does not like controversies, he will be at peace with anything that will make Nigeria work,” he said.
Meanwhile, he called for transparency, sincerity of purpose, deep discipline and political leadership, saying that these were critical to happiness.
“My prayer is that the party should be sincere, strong and credible in whatever thing they do so that they can show the world that they are ready to get Nigeria working again,” he said.