The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said he would actualise Igbo presidency if elected in 2023.
Abubakar made the pledge during the PDP South-East Zonal Stakeholders’ Meeting in Enugu on Tuesday.
The former Vice President said his love for the Igbos was reiterated in the selection of his running mate in the 2011 and 2019 elections, adding that he has chosen another Igbo man, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, as running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
“So, why do you say I will not give Igbos a fair chance to lead the country after my tenure as president.
“I did that in 2019 when I brought Obi and another Obi in 2011 and for 2023, I chose Ifeanyi Okowa, another Igbo man as my running mate, even when Ohaneze said no Igbo should contest for presidency under PDP.
“My brothers and sisters, I don’t address you anymore as ladies and gentlemen but brothers and sisters, it is clear that you cannot fall my love for Igbo nation,” Atiku said.
The PDP presidential candidate further stated he had supported people from the South-West, the North-West, and the South-East to be president at different times.
He said there was a need to make the country attractive to make citizens stay and contribute their quota to its development.
Atiku said if elected, his administration would provide quality education that would equip the youths with the required skills and competence for a modern economy.
The former Vice President also promised that he would provide quality healthcare system if elected in 2023.
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