An Igbo socio-political and cultural organization, Imeobi Igbo Forum,
has urged Igbo’s to join any of the two major political parties to be able to clinch the presidency in 2023.
The group suggested that the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, be collapsed into any of the two.
National Chairman of the forum, Chief Mike Ikegulu-Onugha, made the call in Onitsha, Anambra State, while fielding questions from newsmen.
“I want to support the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris
Nwabueze Ngige, who advised that we cannot be pulling from all directions as there are two major national political parties in Nigeria, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressive Party, APC.
“Igbos should pitch tent in any one of the two parties, the issue
of APGA as a rallying point for the presidency is a nullity.
“I support the Minister who said that APGA should be collapsed into any of the two political parties if Igbo will clinch the presidency come 2023 presidential election. The way it is now we are neither here nor there.
“I pray that all political parties should nominate someone from the South East for president. Hausa/Fulani should relinquish power to the Igbo nation so that the Igboman will come out and mobilise to move the nation forward. It is only Igbo that can move the country forward.”
“Igbo’s have been sidelined for a long time in various aspects and I
tell you, all sorts of agitations for a sovereign state of Biafra will
be calmed down with an Igbo president.
“People are afraid of the Igbo ingenuity, their enterprising nature, it will be brought to bear on the governance of Nigeria
as we will move on to the next level.”
On the insecurity currently distabilizing the economy, Chief
Ikegulu-Onugha, said, “we witness it everyday, lives are being lost, armed robbery, all sorts of brigandages taking place, if Buhari were to be a whiteman he would have resigned because he can no longer handle it, he has failed on that direction and that is why the seat of power should move to the Igbo so that we can use our capacity to manage the insecurity and set Nigeria free from Boko Haram, herdsmen and other violent crimes” he concluded.