Obasanjo Is A Talkative, Ignore Him And Wait For Your Turn In 2023 – Presidency Warns South-East

By Post Nigeria January 26, 2017 14:15

Obasanjo Is A Talkative, Ignore Him And Wait For Your Turn In 2023 – Presidency Warns South-East

The Igbo Conscience Group, working for the Presidency has called on the South-East region, to jettison former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s call for an Igbo presidency, come 2019.

The Chairman of the group, Onyekachi Ubani, said in Lagos, that such call was capable of causing political miscalculation on the part of the region, that may lead to a great misunderstanding with other parts of the country.

Recall, that Obasanjo while hosting the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Tuesday, said that the South-East region is yet to produce a democratically elected President of the country.

According to Obasanjo, the problem of marginalisation and justice, has been a major source of conflict between ethnic and regional division.

In reaction, Ubani said that unless there is a consensus from the people from the Northern and Western parts of the country for an Igbo Presidency in 2019, then the Igbos should wait for 2023, before presenting candidates for the office.

He added, that the Igbos should avoid political miscalculation that happened in the past, which brought in former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

“By now, it would have come down to the South, and a Southerner would have taken over, and maybe we can maintain some level of fragile peace.

“But we saw what happen for the six years that Jonathan was there. Now that crisis created, is what President Muhammadu Buhari is also reaping from the South-South, because the South-South people are blowing up the oil pipelines and all that.

“So, anyone now encouraging Igbos to begin to fight for the Presidency of this country in 2019, is clearly trying to encourage Igbos to enter into unnecessary conflicts, and create more crisis for the nation.

“Igbos should not in any way take that particular thing he has thrown at us, because it may create crisis and create animosity for Igbos, and even make Igbos not to have the opportunity of producing the Presidency at the right time – in 2023.”