Two governors, senators have to defect to APC
THE Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide believes the Southeast stands a good chance of producing Nigeria’s president in 2023 provided the geo-political zone is prepared to do the needful.
At least, two of the current governors and some senators from the zone must defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to make it happen, the group said yesterday in a statement.
Four of the Southeast governors and the majority of the senators are from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Only Governor Willie Obiano of the Anambra State belongs to All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council said in a statement by its President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and Secretary General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, that the major obstacle to the realization of an Igbo president is its choice of party.
It said: “We have observed that Igbo going so far based on political antecedents and activities, are traditionally PDP and APGA for almost two decades of democracy in Nigeria.
“Igbo Youths observed that in order to have an edge over other southern zones over 2023 Presidency, we must have at least two Southeast Governors defect to APC.
“Talks have already begun with some critical stakeholders to actualize this political balance in the Southeast. At least with three Southeast PDP Governors and two Southeast APC Governors before the first quarter of 2021, Igbo stand a chance for presidency.
“We are independently sure that with two APC Governors from the Southeast, it will strengthen our collective bargain for a Nigerian President of Igbo stock come 2023 in both PDP and APC.
“We urge Igbo to use “Anya Dee Nwamuo Lee ihe nno n’akpa” let’s despise the flaws of the past and flush it into the dustbin of history.
“We’ll surely get two Igbo Presidential materials to fly PDP and APC tickets, especially those with the same pedigree of Great Zik of Africa.”