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Only PDP Can Produce Igbo President – Ex-Gov, Nwobodo

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Dr Jim Nwobodo who is an elder statesman and a former Governor of Anambra State, has opined that the Nigerian President that can be of Igbo extraction can only be produced by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

According to the former Governor, the two biggest parties in Nigeria are the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and its main opposition, PDP, and the Igbos and other Southerners as a major ethnic group in the country has been able to capture one.

Nwobodo, who was also a former Senator made the aforementioned remarks in an exclusive interview published with Vanguard on Thursday.

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He said: “I am talking about Igbo presidency but the Igbo presidency will come only through PDP. You see, in party politics, there are always two big political parties usually. If you go to Britain, there are two big political parties. If you go to America, two big political parties. The rest are there.

“So, in Nigeria, there are two big political parties and we have captured one. So, Igbo presidency will still come. If we have somebody who has interest in Nigeria and has a sense of fairness, equity and justice, I am sure Igbo presidency will come. Certainly, I don’t expect to have it in APC.”

The elder statesman pointed out that he has political associates in the ruling party but believed that the Igbo Presidency can be easily achieved with PDP.

“No, I am not saying that (Igbo presidency cannot come from the APC), but I believe that it is more likely to come within the PDP than APC. I have very good friends in APC but tell me one Igbo man whose name has been sounded in APC?”

Nwobodo said further that Igbo people have suffered under President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and revealed that he was sad that the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi left PDP.

“Under Buhari and the APC, the Igbo have suffered. This is the worst we have had. Of course, I was very sad (when Peter Obi left PDP). I called him and said why did you leave the PDP? He said one or two things happened and I said no, he should have waited for me. He should have spoken with me, I would have advised him not to leave.

“The beauty of politics is being able to absorb, at times insults, you absorb but you have your eyes on the ball. I blame him for going. He should never have left because if Obi were there, Atiku will have no problem in picking him as his vice,” Nwobodo said.

 

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