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2023 Presidency: All political parties should field Igbo candidate for equity....Eze Udo Abuja

 Chairman of the Abuja Igbo Traditional Council, Dr Uche Egenti, Eze Udo, Abuja, has called on all political pasties in the country for equity to field only candidates from Igbo extraction to contest for the 2023 Presidential election.

 

He made this known during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, alluded to the fact that there is need for unity amongst Igbos.

 

Egenti posited that “For equality come 2023, let PDP field an Igbo person, let APC field an Igbo person, let Labour Party field an Igbo presidential candidate and let APGA field an Igbo presidential candidate. Let some of them come together as a party for the sake of peace, equity and justice and let these political parties field Igbo men and then allow us to make our choice.” 

 

He said, “ It is justified because, the Yoruba has produced Olusegun Obasanjo and today they are producing Yemi Osinbajo as vice president,  the South South produced Goodluck Jonathan who served  two years as vice president and six years as president. The north produced Musa Yar’Adua for 2 years and they are producing Muhammadu Buhari for eight years, by the grace of God. "

 

“ It is so unfortunate, you saw what our governors did when they got to office; an Enugu man working in Abia was sacked and asked to go to his home state, an Abia man working in Imo was sacked, an Anambra working in Imo was sacked.  

 

He added that “But you will agree with me that Bola Tinubu governed Lagos state and he is from Osun state. The commissioners that served Lagos state,  some of them were not from Lagos. They were commissioners under  Tinubu, Aregbesola and others, even Igbos benefitted.”

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