Obasanjo’s Call For An Igbo Presidency In Nigeria, A Greek Gift – Dubem Onyia

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Chief Dubem Onyia, a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has voiced out his opinion in a response to the call made by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo to have an Igbo man as President of Nigeria in 2019.

Chief Dubem Onyia

Chief Dubem described such call as nothing but a Greek gift, as long as it’s coming from Obasanjo, he wants to use the Igbo Presidency and fight his own personal war.


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In an interview with The Sun, the former minister asked; ‘Where were the Igbo when Obasanjo decided that somebody from  a different place would run with late president Umaru Yar’ Adua?

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With due respect to President Obasanjo, he was my boss and my president and I have tremendous respect and regard for him.

I supported his presidency and we worked together, we only disagreed on the issue of third term. But what I would not accept from President Obasanjo is what is called Greek gift. Let President Obasanjo not use the Igbo nation to fight his personal war with anybody. Let Obasanjo leave the Igbo nation alone. The country rests on a tripod before the six geo-political zones were created- the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba.


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Where were the Igbo when Obasanjo decided that somebody from  a different place would run with late president Umaru Yar’ Adua? We have had the Hausa/Fulani become presidents in this country; we have had the Yoruba become president in this country but the Igbo are still yet to produce the president of this country.

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When he brought somebody from the South-South, were the Igbo not around then? Or is it that Obasanjo did not realise that the Igbo were part of Nigeria. Please, let him not use the Igbo nation to fight his personal war with some individuals or any Nigerian.

Let Obasanjo allow the Igbo to be; we have had enough trauma from him. We would be president when God wants us to be president. We do not need anybody to fight for the presidency.

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