Connect with us

Politics

2023 Presidency: Obasanjo Insists On Zone That Must Produce Buhari’s Successor

Published

on

Olusegun Obasanjo Says He Owes Nigeria Sincerity, Objectivity And Guidance

Insists ‘No Peace, Progress In A Country Rooted In Injustice’

Advertisement

EDITOR’S PICK:

EKO HOT BLOG reports that former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has restated his position that the South-East should be allowed to produce Nigeria’s President in 2023.

Advertisement

The elder statesman, who addressed members of the Political Action Committee (PAC) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday, pointed out that this would engender peace, justice, fairness, and sustainable national development.

The delegation was at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, to solicit his support for the quest for a Nigerian President of South-East extraction after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023.

Advertisement

In the Ohanaeze team were: Ambassador George Obiozor, the President General; Ambassador Okey Emuchay, the Secretary-General; former president generals of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, and Gary Igariwey.

Others include Professor Anya Anya, former Chairman, Police Service Commission, Simon Okeke, and Dr. Chiedozie Ogbonnia, the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Advertisement

The former President, who commended Ohanaeze Ndigbo for demanding their rights, said the minimum Nigerians would accept is that the next president should come from the South.

Obasanjo was quoted by Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, as saying, “The next president of Nigeria must come from the South East. The least acceptable minimum is a president from the Southern part of Nigeria.

Advertisement

 “Federal character, rotation of power and such other measures are meant to help our nation-building process and more sure-footedly, move Nigeria forward,” he said, warning that “riding over these measures rudely, shoddily and roughly cannot augur well for our nation-building process and progress.”

The former President told the delegation that what he “owes Nigeria is sincerity, objectivity and guidance.”

Advertisement

He maintained the need for morality, equity and justice in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural country like Nigeria, warning that “it is inconceivable to have peace and progress in a country that is rooted in injustice.”

In his remarks, Obiozor lauded the former President for his unwavering commitment to peace and unity of Nigeria, saying that Obasanjo remains one of the most vital voices in Nigeria and one of the most respected Nigerians in the world because of his track records of accomplishments while his tenure lasted as the President of Nigeria.

Advertisement

FURTHER READING: 

The Ohanaeze leader commended him for his courage, sincerity, steadfastness, and passion for justice, especially as it affects the Igbo and the future of Nigeria.

Advertisement

Click to watch our video of the week:

Advertisement


Advertise or Publish a Story on EkoHot Blog:

Advertisement

Kindly contact us at [email protected] Breaking stories should be sent to the above email and substantiated with pictorial evidence.

Citizen journalists will receive a token as data incentive.

Advertisement

Call or Whatsapp:
0803 561 7233,
0703 414 5611

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

X