|Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Mr. Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe|
The Deputy National Organising Secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe, says 2019 presents the best opportunity for the South-East to produce the President.
Umeh-Nzekwe, who is also the leader of APGA in Lagos State, said this in a message sent to our correspondent on Sunday.
The APGA leader said since both the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress had zoned the Presidency to the North, the votes is the North would be divided.
He, therefore, said this was the time for APGA to consolidate its hold on the South-East.
Umeh-Nzekwe said it was unfortunate that the Igbo only gave bloc votes to politicians from other geopolitical zones but continued to shun their own people.
He, however, argued that the Igbo elements in the PDP will wake up from their slumber and join hands with APGA in 2019 to ensure that their kinsman is made President.
He said, “The PDP has zoned its presidency to the North while the national chairman slot has been zoned to the South-West. APGA has thus zoned the presidency to the South-East. Hence, the PDP will be buried in the South-East in 2019.
“Those Igbo who used the PDP to destabilise the Igbo race will naturally rejoin their brothers and sisters in APGA to work towards the Nigerian presidency.
“Since we helped a Yoruba man, Olusegun Obasanjo, to become President; a Fulani man, Umaru Yar’Adua, to become President and an Ijaw man, Goodluck Jonathan, to also become President, no self-respecting Igbo man will deny his fellow Igbo the opportunity of becoming the President in 2019.”
Umeh-Nzekwe said APGA could use the structure put in place by the Igbo dominated Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria to spread its message across Nigeria and secure the most powerful seat in the country which has eluded the South-East since independence.