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'Igbos should have a shot at presidency' - Obasanjo

Posted: 25 January, 2017 at 11:27 am
Igbos should have a shot at presidency - Obasanjo
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has requested that other geo-political zones that have not produced a President since 1999 to have a taste of it in the interest of justice and fairness.

The Southeast is yet to produce a President while the Southwest, North and minority Southsouth have had shots at the Presidency at different times.

The ex-President spoke yesterday when the leadership of Ogun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Tunde-Akin Akinsanya and other people visited him at his Hilltop home for a special New Year service.

Obasanjo said it was part of his resolve for a just and fair country that informed his decision to work for a Southsouth President in 2009.

He said: “Irrespective of the thinking of the people ahead of 2019, I personally think that Southeast should have a go at the Presidency too.

“The same is happening here. If Ijebu and Egba have produced the governor, it is only fair and just to allow the Yewa or Ogun West to also produce a governor. Or else, one day, they will also stand up and take up arms against this injustice against them. That is my personally position on this.”

The former President cautioned Nigerians against unguided comments over Southern Kaduna crisis.

He said: “My findings so far show that everyone is talking from the position of strength. People are not talking from knowledge of what they know. This is not helping. We must be able to dump all our sentiments to overcome the challenges.

“Just like other cases of injustice around us, we need peace. It is only peace with justice that can solve all these crises. Genuine peace is what everyone is craving for and this can only come when there is justice.”

Bishop Akinsanya described Obasanjo as a special gift to Nigeria and the world.He hailed the former President for facilitating the building of Ecumenical Centre in Abuja, adding that the state chapter of CAN was working on a similar project in Ogun State.

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Although i dont know on which of d party's platform obj was basing his call,but if its on d present APC party at the centre,I don't think it makes sense to suggest that now.instead,d call would have better come against 2023 election,when d incumbent would have completed his two term in office,after all obj did two term and even attempted a third term which was rejected by Nigerians.with d current settings,its only d PDP or any other opposition party that can give that suggestion a trial. - oluwagbemigamartinsojo@yahoo.com
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