2019: Igbo youth groups hail Obasanjo for supporting Igbo Presidency


Youth groups in the South East has hailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for his public expression of support for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former president Obasanjo had on Tuesday, when he hosted the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun State chapter, at his Abeokuta Hilltop residence urged the Igbos to contest for the presidency in 2019.

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In a joint statement signed by the National President of Igbo Youth for Good Governance, Dr Benjamin Okeke   and the National President of Igbo Youth Initiative, Comrade Wilfred  Eze  on Wednesday , Obasanjo was acknowledged for extending his sympathy for the Igbo cause and was described as the new father of democracy.

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The statement stressed that his support for Igbo Presidency has given Ndigbo hope that they would find realignment and fairness within a United Nigeria.

According to the statement , an Igbo presidency Would settle the differences and issues yet to be explained and reconciled within the major ethnic groups of Nigeria, especially to the inquisitive youths of Ndigbo .

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“We commend President Olusegun Obasanjo for joining the likes of former military heads of state, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and General Yakubu Gowon who had earlier called for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.

“Ndigbo have credible and de-tribalized personalities who have the capacity to govern Nigeria and an Igbo presidency will boost the unity of Nigeria”, the statement read.

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The statement also implored other  elder statesmen and national figures to take similar step in supporting  the national call for a competent Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.


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