Only Buhari Will Give Igbo President In 2023 — Group

On December 18, 2018 95 Comments

A group, ‘One–on-One Nigeria’, which is campaigning for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 has said that its main reason for the support was that only Buhari presidency could guarantee the emergence of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.

Addressing reporters in Awka, coordinator of the group, Chief Chido Obidiegwu observed that only Buhari had truly recognized Igbo as an important segment of the country, recalling that despite losing heavily in the South East during the 2015 election, the president had continued to address the Igbo’s most pressing needs, which bordered mainly on infrastructural development.

Obidiegwu, who was Governor Willie Obiano’s senior special assistant on events, recently led a group of Igbo people to the presidential villa to announce their support to the president for the 2019 election.

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He said: “Post Biafran war kept Igbo in a despondent debilitating status whereby they were relegated to the 4th class status from their hitherto 1st class status in the .Nigerian traditional tripod.


“Successive military and civilian administrations could not do much to elevate the Igbo spirit as desired and deserved. It only took President Buhari who Igbo rejected at the polls, to address some of their key desires abandoned by previous regimes. President Buhari’s other national socio-economic and political interventions have also endeared him to well meaning Igbo people.

“In the light of the foregoing, we humbly and effusively invite and implore our brothers and sisters all over Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Delta and Rivers State, as well as those in Diaspora, to join us in this noble and laudable cause for the total emancipation of the Igbo race and restoration of the dignity of the Igbo man.

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“We believe in Igbo cause and what we are doing is how to achieve the Igbo presidency. As far as we are concerned, the Igbo presidency will be achieved fastest if Buhari wins the president in 2019.”

According to him, through Igbo pitched tents with former President Goodluck Jonathan and humiliated President Buhari at the 2015 polls, a school of thought expected President Buhari to pay Igbo back in their own coin, but he did not do that.

Rather, he added, Buhari began serious work on the long abandoned second Niger Bridge, the long abandoned Enugu- Port Harcourt express way, the Zik’s mausoleum and Aba Independent Power plant, among other projects, which Igbo yearned for over 16 years, but could not realize.

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Obidiegwu said the One-on-One Nigeria group was resolute and unequivocal in its support for the president’s second tenure, adding that its action plans were already unfolding in the 1694 political wards in South-Eastern Nigeria, 95 local government areas, 15 Senatorial zones, the five South East states and parts of Delta and River states.


Comments (95)

  1. Anonymous says:

    If only voting buhari will make Igbo president then Igbo can never be president cause igbos can never vote a lifeless buhari, when are people going to stop this ur lying? U promised Southwest​ the Yorubas the same 2023 still promising southeast same, are people talking to kids? APC try and wake up from ur backwardness igbos are not as myopic as u Hausa Fulani APC

  2. Anonymous says:

    “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers(Psalms 1:1)”.

    The Bible goes further to tell us in that same Psalms 1:2-3 but his joy is in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night, he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of water, bringing forth fruits in its season, its leaf won’t wither and whatever he does prospers.

    One of the ways to know genuine and dedicated believer the LORD blesses, is by what they do with their time, where you always find them and who they walk and sit with. They are blessed when they go out and when they come in, the LORD ‘s blessing is upon them bcos they make Him happy at all times.

    But it’s not so for those who spend their time doing contrary to what God says. Tragedy always comes so suddenly upon them bcos they choose to walk in the wrong path. Today, nothing gives some people joy if they have not mocked or derided someone.

    They derive pleasure in gossiping and backbiting. Other’s sadness is their happiness. To mock has become their favorite food. What makes them laugh is slandering of others. Cursing is their appetizer, their words are full of expletives. Let’s reason here, do you think you can be doing any of this and still be blessed by God who says they are like chaff which the wind drives away?

    Many a times, people don’t know why they suffer, the cause of their problems or storm, they forget what the Bible says in Isaiah 33:1 Woe to you, destroyer, who yourself have not been destroyed, you treacherous one, with whom none has dealt treacherously! When you have ceased to destroy, you will be destroyed, and when you have made an end of dealing treacherously, you will be dealt with treacherously. Hmm did you see that?

    Why not repent today so that you can receive the blessing of God and every curse you have incurred by your slandering, gossiping, backbiting and so on can be canceled.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Buhari is how many in number? Buhari should Stop begging Igbos to vote for him because he never likes them. Buhari is very wicked and the worst enemy of ndigbo. He can’t deceive Igbos again

  4. Anonymous says:

    And he doesn’t want any ibo around him in Aso Rock. Also denied them any position within the country’s security council. Desperation, deceit, lies and propaganda will not work this time around. Ibos are smarter than this childish nonsense.

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