By Benprince Ezeh
THE best thing that will happen to Nigerians and Ndi Igbo is to make Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state and vice-presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 presidential race, the president of Nigeria.
Goddy Uwazuruike, lawyer and political analyst, told Realnews in an exclusive interview on Igbo Presidency 2023 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 a road that you and I will pass. His children will also pass there.”
“Obi will meet opposition, yes, because they don’t understand why he should not be sharing the money, but he will succeed at the end of the day. Make him a president of Nigeria and see how things will turn,” he said.
Uwazuruike believes that if the Igbos are faced with choosing between Igbo presidency and restructuring that there are two other dimensions to it. “One, things will remain as there are, the other one is for Biafra Republic.
“There is still another one that said restructuring and presidency. My answer is very simple, all these things 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 in 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 the Yorubas were contesting, we had two Yorubas, Olu Falae and Olusegun Obasanjo, nobody said Yoruba presidency. In 2007, we had Buhari and late President Yar’Adua and even Atiku, we didn’t say Fulani presidency. Now we are talking of 2023, people are emphasizing Igbo presidency. There is nothing like Igbo presidency. As far as I’m concerned, it 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 president of Nigeria of Igbo origin,” he said.
– Dec. 11, 2020 @ 15:29| GMT |