Buhari’s presidency favourable to Igbo, says Duru


A member of the fourth and Fifth Assembly in the House of Representatives, Nze Chidi Duru, has said the return of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 would best serve the interest of the Igbo.

He also said there is an increased acceptance of the All Progressives Congress in the South East because the president had done better for the people than previous governments of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Duru who is seeking a return to the House of Representatives to represent Aguata Federal Constituency of Anambra state, said Buhari retaining power in 2019 would give a better prospect to an Igbo president in 2023.

He said, “Another four years of Buhari northern president with the possibility of Ibo president is a better one than another eight years of another northern president.”

Duru sought a two political party system to reduce the gale of defection among politicians.

“I think it is the political behaviour and I believe that like we proposed in a meeting held in 1999, our agenda was to shrink the political space. At least not more than two political parties. But for reasons that suited the authority, after we left they allowed the possibility of two to four political parties. And after that, you now have a different political environment where anybody can conjure a political party and then register and people will start moving from party A to party B.

“I also think that if we had kept faith with the two-party system that we proposed, the electorate will begin to notice that the movement across parties is not in their interest.

‘It is basically selfish interest that drives politicians from one party to another.” – Punch

– Dec. 5, 2018 @ 18:59 GMT |

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