…. PDP Whoops Up Sympathy For Atiku
…. APC Yet To Take Decision
…. IPOB Insists On Biafra
Except plans are midway changed, the 2023 presidential ambition of the people of the southeast may not be realised.
Some top-notch politicians of Igbo extraction have recently joined the ruling APC with the sole aim that the 2023 presidency is non-negotiable for the people of the South East.
Some Igbo top politicians who recently joined the said ruling APC include the former Governor of Abia State, senator Oji Uzo Kalu amongst others.
Recently, the national chairman of the major opposition party in Nigeria, Uche Secondus, the chairman of the PDP informed Nigerians and the members of the PDP in particular that the party has not yet abandoned the presidential ambition of the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.
Secondus went further, informing the world that though zoning arrangement is enshrined in the PDP constitution but that does not stop anyone Atiku inclusive from contesting for the party’s primaries in the next presidential election.
This statement coming from the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus did not go down well with many Nigerians, particularly the Igbos who are mainly PDP persons who have been nursing the interest of clinching the position of the Nigerian presidency having watched other regions and tribes ruled the nation as presidents.
In the 2019 presidential primaries of the PDP, the Igbo were appealed with to support the aspiration of Atiku Abubakar on the grounds that it would be the turn of them after Atiku, and this understanding and agreement were said to be reasons why non-Igbo person contested for the PDP primaries again Atiku.
Since the said statement of Secondus, many Igbo men, have begun to see a situation where the said PDP may at last give Atiku another chance to run for the presidency under the platform of the PDP in the next election against the Igbo’s turn.
On the other side of the coin, the ruling APC is yet to make any pronouncement on whether or not, the Igbos who ordinarily supposed to contest the 2023 presidency under the platform would be supported to do that or not.
President Buhari amongst other top APC members during the 2015 APC presidential Rally in Imo state made it clear that after the turn of Buhari that the presidency would shift to the south east, which according to them was the only Tribe that had not produced the presidency, this amongst others warranted some of the Igbo people to support the ambition of the President Buhari, at the said time.
Although the APC is yet to say anything about the 2023 Presidency as it concerns the party and the Igbos but political Analysts are of the view that going by the party’s body language, the Igbos may not get the Ticket for the presidency.
Recently, one of the cousins to the president disclosed that there should not be zoning of the presidency to any Zone, Igbos inclusive, adding that the best person despite the tribe should be supported to have the party’s ticket.
Meanwhile, the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, the apex social-cultural organization in Igbo Land has often said that nothing would stop an Igbo person from ruling the nation in 2023.
Nnia Nwodo, the President General of Ohanaeze in a press release to Journalists, made it clear that without an Igbo man becoming the next president of this country, that the Igbo nation would be left with no option than to support the independence of Biafra.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, had on several occasions made Igbos understand that Nigeria’s Government would never allow an Igbo presidency, including in 2023.
Nnamdi Kanu in a release signed by the media and publicity secretary of the IPOB, Emma powerful called on Igbo people to keep struggling and fighting for the sovereign state of Biafra while calling of the Nigerian Government to let Biafrans be.