In his view, a youth leader in Owerri, Mazi Damian Nze, said it was “insulting for anybody to tout the idea that the presidential slot should go back to the South West, even after Chief Olusegun Obasanjo served out his eight-year tenure”. According to Mazi Nze, “when this type of thought comes from people we look up to, it directly sends wrong signals, regarding the seriousness of the Nigerian project”.
With the governance of impunity and arrogant disrespect for rule of law, exhibited by the Governor of Imo State and Chairman of APC Governors Forum, one wonders what time APC would have to purge itself and convince the people of South East and South South to vote and return the President for a second tenure. “Let the second Niger bridge be built before we drown, crossing it. Who and when Ndigbo ascend the Presidency, should not be the issue for now. The idea is yet, farfetched”, Njemanze said. 2023 Igbo Presidency by APC, a Trojan Horse, Abaribe Also the chairman, South-East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP, Abia South said yesterday the promise of 2023 Presidential slot for the Igbo by the All Progressives Congress, APC led government as a Trojan Horse. Abaribe said, “The capacity of APC for doublespeak is legendary and all Nigerians are very aware of their duplicity. We know that 2023 Igbo Presidency by APC is merely a Trojan Horse.”
By Henry Umoru and Chidi Nkwopara, OWERRI. Some respondents in Imo State, have described the ongoing controversy about where the presidential pendulum should swing after the Muhammadu Buhari tenure as “a calculated insult on the sensibilities of Ndigbo”.