Igbos will lead Nigeria after my tenure as president: Atiku
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he would help to actualise Igbo presidency if elected in 2023.
“Why do you say I will not give Igbos a fair chance to lead the country after my tenure as president,” Mr Abubakar said on Tuesday at a PDP South-East zonal stakeholders’ meeting in Enugu.
“I did that in 2019 when I brought Obi and another Obi in 2011 and for 2023 I chose Ifeanyi Okowa, another Igbo man as my running mate, even when Ohaneze said no Igbo should contest for presidency under PDP,” the former vice president added.
Mr Abubakar added, “My brothers and sisters, I don’t address you anymore as ladies and gentlemen but brothers and sisters, it is clear that you cannot fall my love for Igbo nation.”
The PDP candidate said he had supported people from the South-West, the North-West and the South-East to be president at different times.
He said there was the need to make the country attractive to make citizens stay and contribute their quota to its development.
Mr Abubakar said his administration, if elected, would equip the youths with the required skills and competences for a modern economy, and provide quality healthcare system.