2023: Don’t Cite Insecurity As Excuse For Not Picking Igbos As Candidates – Abaribe To APC, PDP



Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe has cautioned  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and  All Progressives Congress (APC) against citing insecurity as a reason why  the Southeast should not be given a  chance to produce   their 2023 presidential candidates.

Abaribe said at the inauguration of Igbonine, a  group promoting  Nigerian president of Southeast extraction in Enugu, Enugu State yesterday, that the APC and the PDP cannot pretend not to be aware that the Igbo had been pushed to the fringes in the country.

He pointed out that every Igbo believes that  is a  Nigerian and therefore has a legal right  ”to aspire to President of Nigeria.”

His words: “ So, let no one say to us, ‘because of the insecurity in Southeast, an  Igbo cannot be President of Nigeria in 2023. I have started hearing some people threatening that. Do not use a different standard for different people in the same country,

“Was there no trouble in the Northwest when (Muhammadu) Buhari (from Katsina State)  was elected President? In, fact, Buhari was nominated by Boko-Haram during President Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidency as their negotiator.

”No amount of threat should stop Ndigbo from consistently demanding an equitable treatment in Nigeria and that which is our due. We’re Nigerians and should be given everything that is due to us, including Presidency.”

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