2023: 'Denying Igbo Presidency Is A Big Threat To Nigeria’s Unity'– Niger APCs, Hon. Vatsa

Published 3 weeks ago by: Chris_brazz
at 03:08 PM, 18/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)

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All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in Niger State, Hon. Jonathan Vatsa, has warned that any attempt to deny the Igbo the Presidency in 2023 amounts to a big threat to the peace and corporate existence of Nigeria as a country.

Vatsa reminded those who think otherwise about Igbo presidency in 2023 that it is their right to have a shot at the Presidency in 2023 and not a privilege, adding that
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“the South-East geopolitical zone must be allowed to produce the next president in 2023”.


Addressing newsmen in Minna, on Friday during a press conference titled “2023 and the way forward for Nigeria” Vatsa, frontline politician and former Niger State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism said he believes that “every well-meaning Nigerian, every good Christian, every good Muslim must support a President of Nigeria of South -East extraction”.


“I want to seriously warned that we should not take part of this country for granted. If Nigerians have conscience, equity and justice,:it demanded that they should allow the Igbo to produce the next President come 2023.
“If you look at the age bracket of those insinuating that the North can still retain the Presidency in 2023, you will agree with me that most of them have outlived their usefulness.
“I am quite convinced that Igbo have made their consultations from the North, South and majority of them are in support of a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction from South-East.
“I don’t think this is negotiable if at all we want is the peaceful and corporate existence of Nigeria as a country”.

He expressed disappointment over some political actors from the northern extraction who are calling for cancelation of rotational Presidency between the North and South, describing those behind such calls as “enemies of Nigeria”.


Vatsa said Ndigbo, because of their detribalised nature, could be found in the remotest villages in Nigeria, “living peacefully and doing their businesses and paying their taxes”.
He condemned the Arewa agitation for power to remain in the North, saying they should realise that South-East extraction is part of Nigeria and at such they should be given a chance to govern the country.


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“A lot of Arewa have been speaking that power should remain in the North as if it is their birth right; Nigeria belongs to all of us and it is bigger than what we think it is. In the spirit of fairness, if we really want to be together the Igbo  should be given a chance in 2023.
“Apart from the time of Dr Nnamdi Azikwe and General Aguiyi Ironsi, we have never had Igbo President, so Igbo should rise up and take what is due to them. The northerners are ready to support them and I am calling on Igbo to speak with one voice if they must win in 2023; they must come together and forget their differences.”


He however warned the Igbo to be careful about those who will go and collect money either from the North or South West to sell their conscience, adding that enough should be seen enough; the Igbo man should not be treated as second-class citizens in Nigeria.
The former commissioner also warned that the concentration of power in the North would not do Nigerians any favour  rather it will bring disunity in the country.


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busa04 at 03:58 PM, 18/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Tell them. They are never one. And if they cannot be one, let them not near that presidency o! If they can not come together and use this golden opportunity now, we will chase them out of this country and out of Africa. I have spoken!
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Patode at 04:00 PM, 18/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Are we saying that the Igbos do not know how to play politics? The igbo has to be nominated for the position by a political party first.
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Baye77 at 04:35 PM, 18/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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I don't give the least f*ck about who rules this country...whether he's a northerner southerner or from the east..muslim Christian or "sango" worshipper...good governance is all I care about.
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Deltaboy1 at 05:57 PM, 18/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: Baye77 on 04:35 PM, 18/10/2019
I don't give the least f*ck about who rules this country...whether he's a northerner southerner or from the east..muslim Christian or "sango" worshipper...good governance is all I care about.
guy let's try igbo..what are u talking about..do u think nigeria can get good governance from uneducated Hausa fulani..Am from southwest I will give igbo my vote instead of thief tinubu..or someone from the north
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kima77same at 07:13 PM, 18/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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ONE REASON NIGERIA  WILL NOT PROGRESS IS BECAUSE: " REGIONALISM AND TRIBALISM HAD WRECKED THE UNITY OF THE PEOPLE "
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Psalmbes at 05:16 AM, 19/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: Baye77 on 05:16 AM, 19/10/2019
I don't give the least f*ck about who rules this country...whether he's a northerner southerner or from the east..muslim Christian or "sango" worshipper...good governance is all I care about.
Sensible!
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Psalmbes at 05:17 AM, 19/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: Deltaboy1 on 05:17 AM, 19/10/2019
Quote from: Baye77 on 04:35 PM, 18/10/2019
I don't give the least f*ck about who rules this country...whether he's a northerner southerner or from the east..muslim Christian or "sango" worshipper...good governance is all I care about.

guy let's try igbo..what are u talking about..do u think nigeria can get good governance from uneducated Hausa fulani..Am from southwest I will give igbo my vote instead of thief tinubu..or someone from the north
Gbam!
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Goldtime at 06:21 AM, 19/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Politically ,The Igbos extraction are house divided and more importantly ,the igbos are not deemed fit ethnically to rule Nigeria as one entity .Quoting from history ,It would be wise for the igbos to settle for the Vice President office as to clinically set them and ascertained their patriotism to the unity of Nigeria . The igbo should connect and stop playing tribal politics .A whole region shouldn’t be identified with one party system as it’s widely common among the igbos .For instance ,PDP is generally known to have been adopted as igbos political party and in context ,winning presidency on  PDP platform can be said to be winning a regional election .Therefore ,The igbos need reassess its political formula to enable them engage nationally and not regionally before they can take a shot at the highest office in Nigeria .Furthermore, The igbo must engage other tribe to enable it achieve the goal .Presidency is determined by voting system and not hand picking or imposition of a candidate over the nation .At the end the whole nation will walk to the polling stations to vote for the candidate the preferred .
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Goldtime at 06:48 AM, 19/10/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Mr.Vatsa should have hold a caucus meeting with igbo leaders before making his threat .The Nigeria federation is no fluke a one man or a region can hold to random .Nigeria is an entity comprises of tribes and various ethnicity.Therefore ,Threat of disintegration is a basket dripping holes that hold no sway .The igbos often revolve to crisis threats and slogan of disintegration.So, how the igbos expect the nation to entrust them with this entity is a question .When at every slight disaccord what comes or slip from their tongue is division ,But this nation is bigger than that and blood and souls ready to hold it jointly .The igbos should first nane Nigerian earn their trust and confidence before we can have that subject discussion
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