2013 presidency: Igbo leader Obasi speaks tough, attacks APC

2013 presidency: Igbo leader Obasi speaks tough, attacks APC

- All Progressive Grand Alliance elder statesman, Obasi, has called on political leaders in the southeast region to be united

- Obasi talked tough on the staggering chance of the region for the 2013 presidency, calling on the people of the region to look beyond APC

- Obasa said the development in APC is suggestive of the fact that the party should not be trusted by the region

An All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) elder statesman, Chief Obasi, has called on political leaders in the southeast region to make their position known on the fate of Igbo people on 2023 presidency.

Speaking with Vanguard, Obasi talked tough on the staggering chance of the region for the 2013 presidency, calling on the people of the state to look beyond the All Progressive Congress (APC)'s promise to consider the Ndigbo for the highest office in Nigeria.

Legit.ng gathers that the Obasi's overt anger was followed by discussion surrounding which region between the southeast and the southwest will be considered for presidency if President Buhari eventually won the 2019 election.

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Recall that earlier, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and power, housing and work minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola had called on the Yoruba to vote the president in order to have an easy ticket to 2023 presidency.

Reacting, the APGA leader said: "Ndigbos doesn’t require a fortune teller or a diviner to know where the political train of the Buhari led APC is headed. Ndigbo of the southeast geo-political zone cannot afford to turn the missile on herself or indulge in a subterfuge of political self deceit.

"I still believe that what Ndigbo need more today is to toe the adage that believes that a bird at hand is worth million in the bush. Until now, no Igbo leader can beat his chest within the ranks of the APC to proudly aver that there are assurances that 2023 presidency is their destiny for Ndigbo.

"It is abominable to carry a child on the back and defile the mother. Enough is enough.

On the recent appointment of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the head of APC presidential campaign, Worried Obasa said the development in APC is suggestive of the fact that the party should not be trusted, calling on the people of southeast to take their fate in their hands.

He said: "The appointment of Bola Tinibu to head the APC presidential campaign council also has made crystal clear that it may be the wish of our Igbo brothers like Osita Okechukwu for their party to cede presidency to Ndigbo in 2023 but the handwriting is very clear that Ndigbo should take their fate in their hand .

“I am also worried by the appointment of Sharon Ikeazor to coordinate the southeast for the ruling APC. A year ago, Ikeazor ran for the APC primaries and performed woefully and lost in that senatorial primary to represent her zone.

"APC should not forget in a hurry that its government is seen or perceived at most negligent of Ndigbo especially of the southeast geo-political zone. There is a better way to woo Ndigbo and not by cutting one part your body to patch another."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that following a statement credited to the minister of works, housing and power, Babatunde Raji Fashola, that come 2023, presidency would be shifted to southwest, a pro-Buhari group in the southeast, Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), had berated the minister for what it tagged as a marginalisation in plan.

The group in a meeting held from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, October 28 in Enugu faulted Fashola's statement, adding that it would, notwithstanding, vote President Buhari in 2019.

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