Igbo deserve a chance to rule Nigeria — Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to give the Igbo a chance to head the executive arm of government in the country.

The former president stated this at a stakeholders meeting held at Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State at the residence of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi.

Obasanjo said that out of the three major regions in the country, while the North and South West had occupied the Presidency, the South East was yet to do so. He called on the Igbo to work together now that their son, Mr. Peter Obi, is the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, saying his success in the election holds great possibilities for them.

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Expressing hope in Obi, the former President who described him as a “bundle of integrity”, said with his pedigree of honesty, hard work and commitment, he has the capacity to assist the presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, in repairing the wrong done to Nigeria by the present government.

Obasanjo also said the Igbo should be weary of the promise of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to hand over power to them in 2023 as, according to him, “it’s dangerous to take the APC government serious.”

In his welcome address, the host, Amechi, described Obi a good man, adding that the country needs his principal, Atiku, at a time like this.

Those present at the meeting were former Minister of Power, Chief Barth Nnaji; former Minister of Health, Prof. ABC Nwosu; former Imo governor, Ikedi Ohakim; member of National Assembly, Chris Azubogu and Chairman/CEO, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Chief Innocent Chukwuma.


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  1. If in 2023 Igbos are not given the chance to produce the president
    of n nigeria we will be left with no option than to let nigerians and the international community know that every living Igbo home or in diaspora is a member of (IPOB) . Our new republic of BIAFRA will spring up.

    1. We will sure assist you to achieve Biafra this time around. I strongly believe allowing Biafra will be of great advantage to Nigeria.
      I wish Biafra republic the best in advance.

  2. Hahahaha…..We are laughing. What will remain of your stinking Nigeria if Igbos leave Nigeria? Ado, if you are a northerner God knows where you are seeking refuge as your region has been ravaged by your Boko Haram and Herdsmen. If you are not taking refuge in the southern region you must be in one of the IDP camps littered all over northern nigeria. Soon the north will become history. If you are rejoicing that the Igbos will let you into our oil region for exploration you are doomed. You good for nothing parasite.

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