Obasanjo speaks on Igbo succeeding Buhari in 2023, advises South-East


Former president, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would not honour its promise to hand over presidency to an Igbo indigene in 2023, urging the Igbo not to allow any person from any part of the country relegate them to the background.

While stressing that the Igbo occupied a place of preeminence in the emergence of Nigeria, he advised Igbo leaders across the country to remain focused and urged the Igbo to bury all their differences and work together for the actualisation of the Atiku Abubakar/Peter Obi candidature, which he said, was in the best interest of Nigeria and Nigerians.

He gave the warning at a stakeholders meeting held at the residence of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazuluke Amechi in Ukpor Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He, particularly, urged Atiku’s running mate “to reach out to Mbazuluke Amechi and other eminent personalities in Igbo land to drum support for his candidature.”

Obasanjo particularly said the Igbo should be wary of the promise of the All Progressives  Congress, APC, to hand over power to them in 2023, noting that it was dangerous to take the APC government seriously.

He, therefore, prayed for a successful outing for Atiku and Obi in the 2019 presidential election, tasking them to do the right thing for Nigeria and Nigerians if eventually elected.

The former President urged the Igbo not to allow anybody relegate them to the background as they occupy a place of preeminence in the emergence of the nation.

He observed that Obi and his principal “have great work to do for Nigeria,” noting that they “have become a beacon of hope to all Nigerians who have had it so rough in the last four years.

“It is incumbent on Obi to think out of the box to take the nation out of the woods caused by incumbent clueless administrators. With Obi’s pedigree as a governor, I am hopeful that things will work for Nigeria under his leadership as vice president of the country.”

In his address, Amechi described Obi as good man and his principal as the kind of President the country needed at a time like this. Newsworth reports that Atiku and Obi are the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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