Gubernatorial aspirant and son-in-law to the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Mr Uche Nwosu, said that the dream of the Igbo presidency by 2023 will become a reality if President Muhammadu Buhari bags a second term in office.
Nwosu made the remark while speaking with the press on Wednesday, in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
He said that the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 was an infallible guarantee for Igbo to produce the next president after Buhari.
His statement is coming at a time the governorship aspirants under the Imo PDP have increased in number with the declaration by Senator Samdady Anyanwu representing Imo East to contest the 2019 Imo guber.
Nwosu, who is believed to be favored by the incumbent governor argued that the “Vice Presidential slot to South East zone in any party including the PDP is a complete waste because what a president can achieve in one day, a vice president cannot achieve in eight years.”
He further stated: “Aside from the Igbo presidency which Buhari’s second term will secure for the Igbo, he has also done very well for the Southeast.
“With Buhari’s declaration, the Igbo will only have to wait for four years before producing the next president. So, there is need for every Igbo man irrespective of political party affiliation to support Buhari’s re-election bid.
“Today, we have a Cargo Airport in Owerri and President Buhari did it and today, Anambra State has been enlisted among the oil producing states. All these and many more were done by President Buhari. President Goodluck didn’t do them for us,” Nwosu said.