The Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has insisted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would not allow the Southeast to produce its 2023 presidential candidate.
Abaribe said only his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can produce an Igbo President in 2023.
In an interview on Channels Television, the PDP chieftain said the APC was not set up to manage Nigeria properly.
Commenting on the possibility of an Igbo President in 2023, Abaribe said, “The man who the shoe pinches know where it hurts. The Igbos are the people in Nigeria who make conscious efforts of setting anywhere else without hurting their host.
“At any point, you have never heard that they kill and maim their host so they know how to aggregate everybody’s feelings, their customs, their laws, their norms, everything. And so, because of that, we feel that the Igbo will understand you, will even have the time for you.
“Today, we don’t feel that this government has the time for anybody.
“You will see a tremendous change starting with the fact that he will be able to or she will be able to manage our diversity.
“We think that the party called APC is not set up to manage Nigeria properly and so it has to be our own party (PDP) that has been able to carry everybody along. And those of us Igbo within our party knowing that we have to play politics, talk to people, you have to be able to see your own point of view and buy into your vision are doing the consultations now.”