- The national chairman of the APC, John Oyegun, has stated that the easiest way for an Igbo person to become president is for southeast indigenes to join the ruling party
- Oyegun stressed that the APC must change the narrative in the southeast, starting with the Anambra gubernatorial election
- He reiterated that it was very critical for the ruling party to win the governorship seat in Anambra, as he stated that the state was the gateway to the southeast
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the people of the southeast to join the APC, stating that that would be the easiest way for them to produce a future president, Punch reports.
Oyegun made his comments in Abuja on Thursday, September 28, at the inauguration of a 48-member campaign council for the APC candidate for the upcoming Anambra gubernatorial election.
NAIJ.com gathers that he further used the occasion as an opportunity to welcome into the APC fold, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the former deputy national chairman in the defunct Ali Modu Sherrif -led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Oyegun stated: “We must change the narrative in the southeast and we must start with Anambra because the APC represents the most viable route for any southeast person to the presidency of this country.”
Oyegun stressed the APC’s deep desire to win the governorship seat in Anambra, noting that the state was the gateway into the southeast.
He stated: “It is important that we do everything we can, fair and square, to bring Anambra State into the fold of the progressives for a lot of reasons.
“Until we manage to bring a few states into the mainstream of progressives’ politics, we may not see the end of this continued cry of marginalisation.
“It is important that we work and work very hard to win; Anambra being a critical state in the southeast.
“It is not going to be a small political struggle. We must work hard with unity of purpose to break through to the southeast in a major way to win Anambra.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) said that Igbo presidency is not its goal.
MASSOB made the statement in variance with a statement by the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who stated that the ruling party could deliver the presidency to Igbos.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of an APC official stating why the party could be voted out in 2019: