Don’t Deny Southeast 2023 Presidential Ticket, Abaribe to APC, PDP

Don’t Deny Southeast 2023 Presidential Ticket, Abaribe to APC, PDP

  • A southeasterner should be the presidential candidate of the two dominant political parties in Nigeria according to Abaribe
  • According to the Senate minority leader, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) must not deny southeast because of security
  • Going further, he said every Igbo person believes that as a Nigerian, he or she has the legal right to aspire to be the country's president

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A strong message has been sent to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) by Senate minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe.

He said the major political parties should not use cases of insecurity in the southeast to deprive the region of the chance to produce their 2023 presidential candidates, The Nation reports.

Senator Enyi Abaribe asks APC, PDP not to deny southeast 2023 presidential ticket.
Major political parties have been urged not to deny the southeast 2023 presidential ticket. Photo: Senator Enyi Abaribe
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Abaribe disclosed this at the inauguration of Igbonine, a group promoting Nigerian president of Southeast extraction in Enugu, Enugu state, Vanguard Newspaper added.

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Going further, he said some people have started threatening the southeast will not be given the opportunity because of the insecurity in the region.

Abaribe stated:

"Do not use a different standard for different people in the same country."

He said in 2015, despite the insecurity in the north, President Muhammadu Buhari was the presidential candidate of the APC.

Southeast governors are working with ESN, IPOB

In another report, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) alleged that governors from the southeast region are clandestinely working to strengthen the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the security arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the spokesperson for the CNG made the allegations in a statement issued on Sunday, June 20.

The organisation alleged the southeast leaders were pretending to denounce IPOB while on one hand, working with the IPOB to give it legitimacy.

Forgive President Buhari’s ‘dot-in-circle’ remark

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The ministerial leader of the World Zionist Union in southeast Nigeria, Prophet Godfrey Gbujie has called on Ndigbo to forgive the remark of 'a dot in a circle' made by President Muhammadu Buhari in a recent interview.

Some Igbos had been angered by Buhari’s description of the southeast region in such a manner during an interview with Arise TV on Thursday, June 10.

The president made the comment in reaction to some Igbo groups pushing for secession of the southeast region from Nigeria.


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