The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, on Wednesday said voting President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 will pave way for Igbo Presidency in the nearest future.
Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, Igbokwe cautioned people of the South East against being sentimental over the choice of a vice-presidential slot.
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, quoted Igbokwe as saying, “We should support PMB, instead of Atiku; there is need for the Igbo to key in so as not to lose out in the scheme for power.
“Politics is a game of numbers. Igbo must demonstrate commitment through their support and key in with a political party that would guarantee the realisation of their aspirations.”
He insisted that there was the need for the South East to work towards winning the trust and friendship of other geo-political zones, to guarantee their support for an Igbo president in 2023.
“The president has even said so, that he will support an Igbo presidency in 2023. It is wise that we also support him in 2019.
“Apart from being members of the APC, as Nigerians, we believe that the President has integrity, is hardworking, intelligent, dependable and is also not corrupt. But sentiments will not allow some people to see it,” Igbokwe added.