A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Prince Benjamin Apugo, has declared that the people of the South East will push for an Igbo Presidency after the second tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Apugo, a member of the APC Board of Trustees, BoT, gave the call while reacting to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s remark that the Igbos should run for the Presidency in 2019.
Recall that the former President had recently called for the next President of Nigeria to come from the South East.
But the APC BoT member, while addressing reporters at his Nkata Ibeku country home in the state, urged people of the South East to disregard Obasanjo’s call for a President.
The APC stalwart said, “What I do know is that Ndi Igbo should talk about Presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari. I think we should support this government.
Berating Obasanjo for his comment, Apugo added, “Former President Obasanjo feels he can muzzle the Igbos because he perceived we do not have a leader; why should Obasanjo say 2019 is the turn of the Igbos, is he an Igbo man?
“Or is he the one who gives presidency to any race? If its Obasanjo that gives president to anybody, why didn’t he succeed himself when he sought for a third term?”