By Emmanuel Adeleke
A member of the national caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sam Nkire, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to limit his choice of a consensus presidential aspirant to Igbo land.
The was contained in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen by in Abuja, on Monday.
“Igbos are one family, no matter what geographical zones they are found in,” he said.
The pioneer leader of the Abia State APC Caucus said discriminating against or excluding Igbos of other zones such as the South South would lead to eroding the support base of the Igbo nation during the 2023 presidential election.
“The only way Igbos can make appreciable impact in their quest to produce a Nigerian President is to encourage and support Igbos in other geographical zones to join the race, after all, Igbo is Igbo,” he added.
Nkire said Buhari’s “name would be written in gold, should he deliver Igbo Presidency in addition to the second Niger bridge project before the expiration of his tenure.”
The APC chieftain said he had no doubt that despite the socio-economic challenges bedeviling the world, APC would sweep the 2023 general elections, especially in Igbo land, due to Buhari’s good gesture to Igbo people.