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2019: Comments trail Obasanjo's support for Igbo Presidency

For some Igbo Youths, the statement made by former President Olusegun Obasanjo over support for an Igbo presidency in 2019 was nothing but a distraction.
Reaction trail Obasanjo's support for Igbo Presidency
The reactions came as some group of Igbos known as Igbo Youth for Good Governance, and Igbo Youth Initiative hailed the former president for his public support.

Abacityblog recalled that Obasanjo, who recently urged the Igbos to contest for the presidency in 2019, said he was in support of the return to regional governance, as it will solve the problem of marginalization.

However, many Igbos have taken to social media to ask him to keep his presidency campaign.

According to many facebook users, Obasanjo’s ploy is to destabilize the struggle for the actualization of Biafra.

According to Chima Amadi: “Every reasonable Igbo man is focused on the actualisation of BIAFRA now. You are just trying to create division on the Biafra course. We know you Baba Maradona! Keep your Igbo Presidency campaign. On Biafra we Stand,” he said.

Collins Nwabeke on the other hand said: “This is another ploy to insult the Ibos' by baba. Tomorrow if the government doesn't favor him he will skim, plot, tear his clothe and membership card all just to put the same Ibo President away. What a shameless thought and game plan. Ibos' may buy the idea if one naija is a reality but it's not. One naija today because of election, after election hatred and killing upon killing continues.”

For Alexander Chikodi Kelvin, southeast is not interested in producing president of Nigeria. “We are not interested please. The one Yoruba and Hausa have been ruling, has anything good come out of it? How do you think south-east president will make Nigeria great? All we want is Biafra nothing else," he insisted.

Ejike Emmanuel on his part said that Obasanjo’s gesture is a way to outsmart the Ibos. “OBJ has come again with his political cunning. All he wants is for the Biafrans to stop their agitation and believe Igbo man is going to emerge as the next president but when the time comes, he will turn his back against them the way he did to Goodluck Jonathan. Obasanjo knows very well that what IPOB is agitating for will soon become a reality and it doesn't serve him and his counterparts’ right,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, a joint statement signed by the National President of Igbo Youth for Good Governance, Dr Benjamin Okeke and the National President of Igbo Youth Initiative, Comrade Wilfred Eze on Wednesday, the group said; “We commend President Olusegun Obasanjo for joining the likes of former military heads of state, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and General Yakubu Gowon who had earlier called for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.

"Ndigbo have credible and de-tribalized personalities who have the capacity to govern Nigeria and an Igbo presidency will boost the unity of Nigeria", the statement read.


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