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Goddy Uwazurike, a lawyer and political analyst has stated that the best thing that will happen to Nigeria and Ndi Igbo is to make Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state and vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, in the 2019 presidential race, the president of Nigeria.
He said this in an exclusive Interview with Real News on Igbo Presidency 2023 saying that ‘if you make Peter Obi the President of Nigeria today, you can’t go to him and say let us arrange to share some money, he will not listen to you.
He will rather use the money to build roads that you and I will pass. His children will also pass there. He noted that Obi will meet opposition because they don’t understand why he should not be sharing the money, but will certainly succeed at the end of the day.
‘Make him a president of Nigeria and see how things will turn around’, he said.
Uwazurike believes that if the Igbos are faced with choosing between Igbo presidency and restructuring that there are two other dimensions to it, ‘one thing will remain as there are, the other one is for Biafra Republic.
‘There is still another one that says restructuring and presidency. My answer is very simple; all these are for the benefit of Ndigbo.’ Personally, I will ask, will a president, who does not believe in restructuring, do any restructuring?
‘The answer is no. Buhari will never do any restructuring because he doesn’t believe in it. So for 2023, which is a year fixed for the next general elections, the Igbos should go for presidency and then work with other areas to restructure Nigeria.’
‘So, if we wait for restructuring first before going for presidency it means you will forego 2023. If you forego 2023, another person will be there for eight years and you don’t even know what he will do, and there is no guarantee.’
‘According to him, some said restructuring first, with this you have to sit down and wait for restructuring even if it is for the next 100 years.’
If they don’t restructure at all, you will continue to live under this situation. On presidency, I say look, whatever comes around goes around. ‘When Yoruba were contesting, we had two Yorubas, Olu Faleae and Olusegun Obasonjo, nobody said Yoruba Presidency. In 2007, we had Buhari and late Yar’Adua and even Atiku, we didn’t have a Fulani Presidency. Now we are talking about 2023, people are emphasizing Igbo presidency. There is nothing like Igbo Presidency.’
‘As far as I am concerned he is president of Nigeria of Igbo origin. ‘That is the way I understand it. Others may think of any other thing else but my understanding of it is Nigeria president of Igbo origin’ he said.
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