National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that until the people of South-East joins the APC, the Igbo marginalization won’t end.
“In order to overcome the issue of marginalization in the current dispensation, the people of South-East would have to join the APC.” He said.
Oyegun gave the condition Thursday in Abuja during a reconciliation meeting to pacify the aggrieved aspirants in the recently conducted Anambra governorship primary.
Also at the meeting is Chief Ken Nnamani who also stated that his people have no moral standing to complain of marginalization since they do not belong to the ruling party.
“I totally agree with him (Oyegun) especially on the issue of marginalization that you do not stay under the rain when it is pouring heavily and start crying because nobody will observe. Unless you go into the ruling party and make meaningful contributions, you will then have a moral standing to ask ‘why don’t we have this or that?, he declared.
According to Oyegun; “It is important that we do everything we can, fair and square, to bring Anambra state into the fold of the progressives for a lot of reason. Until we manage to bring few states into the mainstream of progressive politics, we may not see the end of this continued cry of marginalization.
“It is important that we work and work very hard to win Anambra being a critical state in the South-east. It is not going to be a small political struggle. We must work hard with unity of purpose to break through to the South-east in a major way to win Anambra.
“We are in politics and we recognize that each and every one of those who aspired to the office of the Governor of Anambra state has a constituency. Each has something very significant to contribute if we are to have hope of taking over the governor’s seat in Anambra from an incumbent.”
Recall that president Buhari in his inauguration speech said he belongs to nobody and everybody.