UPP presidential candidate sad over Kerry’s meeting with Jonathan, Buhari

The presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party, UPP, Chekwas Okorie, has said he is unhappy with the United States of America’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, for not inviting him for a meeting with candidates of other parties during his visit to Nigeria last weekend.

Mr. Kerry on Sunday met with the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan and his All Progressives Congress, APC, counterpart, Muhmmadu Buhari.

At the meeting, Mr. Kerry asked the two frontline candidates to ensure the February elections were violence-free.

However, in a statement on Thursday, Mr. Okorie expressed sadness that the secretary of sate met with only “two sides of the same coin.”

“I am not sure what message the distinguished Secretary wanted to send to Nigerians and the world with the meetings, but lending his weight to the notion that there are only two parties or two candidates contesting the 2015 election was not appropriate,” Mr. Okorie said.

According to Mr. Okorie, the race for president in Nigeria is between him, President Jonathan and General Buhari.

He said, “As the representative of a relatively progressive President Obama, it would have been appropriate for Kerry to also meet with the only viable, authentic progressive candidate for president in the 2015 general elections, which is me.”

The UPP presidential flag-bearer said his is the only progressive party presenting an authentic progressive for president of Nigeria in the upcoming election scheduled for February 14, 2015.

He said the party was anchored on the Eastern leg of Nigeria’s storied geopolitical balancing beam and that “the UPP is a national party that has the tiger’s head as its logo, and “Love and Unity” as its motto. At least 25% of the electorate in each of the 36 states of Nigeria is comprised of people from the South East, which the UPP considers the anchor of its national constituency.”


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  • Maria

    Blame your people who have refused to recognize and support you.

  • dudu

    eeeyaaaa, oda, ma binu

    • FellowNigerians

      lmao, chai

      • deltaman

        Chai chai chai there is God ooooo Lol.

    • deltaman

      Lol. This thing wey una dey do Chekwas no good oo.

      • deltaman

        Oya, lets asked John Kerry to tender a letter of apology immediately to Chekwas. The disrespect too much. The thing dey even pain me well well. Lol,

      • Heck

        Lol…the only balance beam that has to stabilize things!

  • ilesanmi

    John Kerry knows that you surely know you will not win the election so when you eventually lose, it will not pose any threat. He means to say “you no get level”

    • deltaman

      Level different from level. Lol

  • Truthometer

    I doubt if John Kerry has time for jesters in Nigerian presidential contest. You will still ask your supporters, if any, to vote for one of the two strongest candidates. You want to take a bet?

    • deltaman

      Abeg no kill me with laughter. How you come lash a whole Chekwas like this?

  • Yusuf

    keep deceiving yourself that you are also a candidate. You should be punished for making our ballot paper unnecessarily combusome just to seek for relevance

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  • Stomach Infrastructure

    John Kerry don’t really have time for some clownish presidential candidates. He has better things to do with his time. He is not Nigerian government official. Does that explain anything, Chekwas Okorie? Look at his filthy looking red cap. Vote for GMB!

  • Don

    Lol….Chekwas we are yet to see your campaign train anywhere. google naijasportscrib for sports. i just did.