PDP, APC dangling Igbo presidency 2023 as bait to swing S’East votes in 2019, but…
Whereas just last week, former Information Minister and All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Prince Tony Momoh said Igbos will get presidency quicker if they align with the ruling party, earlier in the week, former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Awka, asked the people of the South East geopolitical zone to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections “in their own interest.”
While arguing that Ndigbo will benefit more if President Muhammadu Buhari is voted out in 2019 for a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Obasanjo asked the Igbo not to believe the promise that the Igbo would produce the President in 2023, describing it as “a grand deceit and evil machination.”
Speaking at a meeting of the Coalition of Nigerian Moment (CNM) in Awka, Anambra State, Obasanjo, represented by the South East convener of CNM, Dr. Okey Nwosu, accused the APC government of perpetrating “carnage and wanton destruction of lives and property across the country.”
“The meeting is a wake-up call for Nd’Igbo to dump APC and collaborate with CNM, which is the best alternative for their rescue from poverty, hunger, recklessness and ethnic cleansing in the hands of the Hausa/Fulani marauders.
“Every Nigerian leader is very much embarrassed with the state of the nation where people are attacked, killed, raped and made refuges in their own homes.
“Political leaders must advocate action against these senseless killings and seek how to design a new democratic action plan to ensure we take care of this conundrum democratically, and say, ‘Enough is enough.’
“If unchecked, these unethical activities will lead to the destruction of the country. It does not augur well for Nigeria’s development.”
According to Obasanjo, the key objective of CNM was mostly on how to “sack Buhari from Aso Rock in 2019 and ensure that a visionary government is elected.”
Continuing, he recalled that “Nigeria’s eminent personalities, including Generals Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and T.Y. Danjuma have all spoken and condemned the killings and destruction in the country.
“If these people can say that the nation needs to be saved from these calamities, the South-East geo-political zone must add their voice to the clarion call,” former President Obasanjo averred.