2019: Nnamdi Azikiwe would’ve backed Buhari if alive – VON DG

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Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, Chief Osita Okechukwu, has stated that foremost nationalist and Nigeria’s first president, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, would have supported the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, if he was alive.

Speaking yesterday in Enugu, he insisted that the re-election of Buhari would afford the South-East an opportunity to produce the country’s president in 2023, adding that Igbo block vote for the President in next year’s election would be the most pragmatic and fastest route to securing a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction.

Okechukwu also said 95 per cent of Igbo clamouring for restructuring are in support of a united Nigeria, adding that an Igbo presidency will usher in and fully integrate the race into mainstream of Nigeria’s politics and automatically end long years’ sulk of marginalisation.

According to the APC chieftain, “Beware of propaganda and campaign taunts, 95 per cent of those clamouring for restructuring are for one Nigeria.

“The herdsmen/farmers clash will soon stop. Therefore, not only that Buhari is the only northerner who constitutionally has four years left; methinks no other northerner will do better than him, as per restructuring and, especially, critical infrastructure, given his integrity quotient.

“Let’s vote for Buhari in 2019 and pluck the Olive branch of President of Nigeria of Igbo extraction in 2023. It is more pragmatic and surreal. It’s what Zik (Nnamdi Azikiwe) would do if he was alive,” Okechukwu said.

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