- A leader of Igbo in Lagos state, Jude Emeka Idimogu, has appealed to the people of the southeast to embrace the APC
- Idimogu said that the Igbo presidency can only be guaranteed in 2023 under the leadership of APC
- The lawmaker stressed that there was no other party with the kind of relevance the APC has in Nigeria
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Jude Emeka Idimogu, the apex leader of Ndigbo in the Lagos state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the Ndigbo in the state and across Nigeria should regard the party as the only one that would guarantee their right to have a shot at the presidency in 2023.
The Nation reports that Idimogu, who is as a lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo state constituency II at the Lagos state House of Assembly, was commenting on complaints of marginalisation by the Igbo and other parts of the southeast regarding political disparity in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that he advised the Ndigbo to join the APC to enable them to clinch the presidency after many years.
Idimogu said the APC remained the party to beat, stressing that there was no other party with the kind of relevance it has, even as he added that joining other parties would not be a surety for their goal.
The lawmaker, who visited Eze Ndigbo of Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Eze Nwajiofor Okoli, to solicit his support, said: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any other party in Nigeria cannot guarantee the presidency for the Ndigbo.
"They need to embrace the APC to be relevant, politically. We cannot continue to complain of being marginalised when we remain members of parties that are in opposition to the ruling party at the state and federal levels."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported a former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, said that it is only God that would determine his political future ahead of 2023.
Ekweremadu is the current senator representing Enugu West senatorial zone in the upper chamber. He has been a member of the Nigerian Senate since 2003.
The senator made the comment when he was a guest during a political programme on a radio state in Enugu state. He also maintained that his relationship with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi remained cordial.
In another report, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) started strategising to retake power ahead of the 2023 general election as it holds its 88th national executive committee (NEC) meeting.
The party in a tweet on Monday, January 27, stated that the meeting which is holding at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja is to reposition the party ahead of 2023.
The PDP asked members to attend the meeting unfailingly.
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