A chieftain of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe has expressed optimism that the South-East will produce Nigeria’s president in 2019.
Umeh-Nzekwe who is the deputy national organising secretary of the party 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.”
He noted that APGA has a fair chance of winning the election in 2019 because the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party has zoned the presidency to the north and this will create a clear division in the country leaving a window for the South-East.