The Chairman of the Atiku-Obi Presidential Campaign Council in Anambra State, Oseloka Obaze, has hinted that victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the February 16 presidential election would hasten the chances of the South-East to produce Nigeria’s President.
Mr. Obaze said this on Monday in Awka, Anambra State and in his estimation, Abubakar’s running mate, Peter Obi, would then become the long-sought President of Igbo extraction.
According to him, a vote for Atiku is also for Peter Obi, who would “be saddled with the responsibility of managing the country’s economy.”
He therefore urged the Igbo to work hard for Atiku-Obi victory in the presidential election.
He said, “Over 40 million Igbo people cannot afford to wait for another four years to realise the so-called promise of being handed over to by the APC government.
“Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Babatunde Fashola, both potential 2023 presidential candidates, have said publicly and without any apologies that President Buhari would hand over to the South-West in 2023.
“Their permutation does not feature Ndigbo.”