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2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by dre11(m): 8:42am On Jul 10
By Johnchuks Onuanyim Abuja






The All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said that the South-East geo-political zone will not be given an automatic ticket to produce the presidential candidate on the platform of the ruling party in 2023.

Since the victory of the APC in the 2019 presidential election, agitations by various zones to produce the presidential candidate in the next dispensation have rented the air, with the South-East, South-West and the North, laying claims to the ticket.

National Organising Secretary of the APC, Chief Emma Ibediro, who stated the position of the party while reacting to the agitation of the South-East for the ticket, said the presidential ticket of the party would not be given on the basis of right or entitlement, but earned by people or zones based on their contributions to the party.

Ibediro, who is also from Imo State, posited that what has affected the fortunes of the South-East in the election of principal officers at the 9th National Assembly might also affect the zone on the issue of the APC presidential ticket in 2023.

“Igbo presidency is not a right, just like Hausa presidency is not a right, Yoruba presidency is not a right. Igbo presidency can only become possible if you work within the party and convince the rest of Nigerians to produce a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.

“The fact that you are from South-East or from any other area is neither here nor there. So, if the people from the South-East are aspiring to become Nigeria’s president, I think the first thing to do is to work within the party, to get the rest of Nigerians to accept them for that position. It is not a right, that is what I would say,” he said.

The National Organising Secretary argued that for anybody, especially the Igbo agitating for the APC Presidential ticket, to succeed in 2023, they must be able to convince the party and Nigerians on why they should have it.

“I don’t want to be emphatic that there must be an Igbo person. This party is not built on the platform of dictating to the people what they want. Remember, if you check the percentage of population of members of APC and check the population of Nigerians, you will see that the Igbo are even less than five per cent.

“So, we are talking about a president that will be a president of Nigeria, not a president of APC. So, first of all, under whatever platform you want to achieve that aspiration, you have to work to get yourself acceptable to that platform you belong to. It is not going to be an automatic award that Nigerians should give South-East ticket for president. What of a situation where APC gives ticket automatically to somebody from the South-East and he doesn’t win the election? Have you considered that?” he asked.

Ibediro said that the Igbo electorate were not charitable to the APC in 2019 general election and expressed disappointment over the voting pattern of the Igbo in the last elections.

He argued that zoning of political offices in government would be dependent on what was brought to the table by members of each zone.

“The South-East needs to play good politics, the politics of engagement, the politics of consultation, the politics of getting the other parts of Nigeria involved in their aspirations. But for now, I don’t think we are playing good politics. It is a question of give and take. I’m an Igbo man and I need to be very objective.

“The president campaigned in all the five states of the South-East, just as he campaigned in every other states, but what was the return in terms of votes? So, you also need to encourage people to do something for you. You cannot at every point be asking for something without giving something back,” he said.

Meanwhile, the APC would commence the sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for its governorship tickets in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

The forms, according to Ibediro, would cost N22.5 million each.

Ibediro also said that female and physical challenged aspirants would pay half of the cost of nomination forms.

According to him, the primaries would be conducted in the last week of August.

He said: “In line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines, the APC hereby releases this timetable and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

“Female and physically challenged aspirants would pay 50% of the prescribed fees for each position,” the ruling party stated in the statement.


https://thenationonlineng.net/2023-igbo-presidency-not-a-right-says-apc-organising-secretary/

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by TANTUMERGO007: 8:53am On Jul 10
grin

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by JigsawKillah(m): 9:14am On Jul 10
And why will women pay 50%? I thought we're all equal according to group of 'bitter feminists'?

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by kponkedenge(m): 9:14am On Jul 10
How has the ''presidency'' helped those that has been ruling the country since we gained independence?

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by PapaBaby: 9:28am On Jul 10
Either Igbo presidency or the north can have it again after Buhari.

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Tamasaba: 9:39am On Jul 10
My apologies to MANNABBQGRILLS for the posts I have been sharing pertaining him since yesterday. I meant no harm but I think I am wrong to have done such. Forgive and forget bro.

All posts will be deleted ASAP, as for those who liked the posts I am sorry if u find this action of mine disappointing.

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by simonlee(m): 9:39am On Jul 10
i urge all Igbo people to resist any form of blackmail or deceit being planned by the presidency.
we in southern Kaduna have shown them that we don't want them and will never want them..no matter what we go through.
stay strong and resist these devils!

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by nwaguy01: 9:40am On Jul 10
Waiting for that guy posting *NYSC CORPER BLA BLA BLA*
Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Cutezt(m): 9:40am On Jul 10
Wiw
Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 9:40am On Jul 10
We still have a very long way to go.

I really regret being Born a Nigerian atimes.

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Olanipekun1: 9:40am On Jul 10
and who gives a flying fork?

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Fuckthamods: 9:40am On Jul 10
Who even want igbo presidency? Does Nigeria ever have a working process? Let them chop their presidency. Personally i don't care which tribe rules as long the person is not a bigot but sadly everyone be bigot for this country so give us Biafra instead.

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by simonlee(m): 9:40am On Jul 10
kponkedenge:
How has the ''presidency'' helped those that has been ruling the country since we gained independence?
we've managed to achieve this....

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Corrosiveman(m): 9:40am On Jul 10
Convince the rest of Nigeria as per how?

By licking Fulanis ass?



Tufiakwa





Even if Tinubu or Osubanjo emerges president they would still be

Under the Cattle colony of their fulani Masters



Who does that?

Well I don't blame the south wast.e who choose to be slave.s



An average Hausa/fulani man can never vote an Igbo man and
That is FACT. When Jonathan was president he was already handicapped
With Boko Haram

If they don't want Igbos to be president then let them go and have control
Of their resources

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Benekruku(m): 9:40am On Jul 10
grin grin grin
Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by FIRDAUS3(m): 9:41am On Jul 10
OK.we don't hear
Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by tunjijones(m): 9:41am On Jul 10
Hausa/fulani that has produced the most president and head of state in Nigeria how has this help their lives individually. They still remain the poorest and have a very large number of uneducated and religion bigots...

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by FIRDAUS3(m): 9:42am On Jul 10
OK.we don't hear. Next topic or news cool
Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 9:42am On Jul 10
kponkedenge:
How has the ''presidency'' helped those that has been ruling the country since we gained independence?

My thoughts exactly Bro.
Nigeria will remain in this abysmal darkness. The elites are playing the ethnic and religious card on the masses.

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Philinho(m): 9:42am On Jul 10
Region that rule more, surfer more....
Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by BabaIbo: 9:42am On Jul 10
Next topic abeg
Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by itsme01: 9:42am On Jul 10
grin


The question should be who trust an igbo man?, or who would vote and igbo man?


..

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by bluecircle470: 9:44am On Jul 10
PapaBaby:
Either Igbo presidency or the north can have it again after Buhari.

Why una dey always envy Yoruba’s? Hatred will consume you and the rest who just hates us for our hard work

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Smile4daddy(m): 9:44am On Jul 10
Igbo presidency or biafra presidency

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Fuckthamods: 9:46am On Jul 10
Tamasaba:
My apologies to MANNABBQGRILLS for the posts I have been sharing pertaining him since yesterday. I meant no harm but I think I am wrong to have done such. Forgive and forget bro.

All posts will be deleted ASAP, as for those who liked the posts I am sorry if u find this action of mine disappointing.

That guy deserves whatever shít he is served

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by gbengaolaniyi(m): 9:46am On Jul 10
simonlee:

we've managed to achieve this....

Insha'allah cool cool
Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by Cherrybae(f): 9:51am On Jul 10
Nothing like igbo presidency, no igbo can ever rule Nigeria.

They dont deserve the throne.

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by hannysur8(m): 9:52am On Jul 10
Not even Manual, they should wait till the time they know how to play real politics

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Re: 2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic –APC by BeLookingIDIOT(m): 9:52am On Jul 10
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