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Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by adenigga(m): 5:43am On Jan 14
Convener of the New Nigeria Group (NNG), Sam Ohuabunwa, has said that a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction will transform the country.

Ohuabunwa said this yesterday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on some current political developments in the country.

The industrialist and former chairman, Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), said that there would have no economic challenges if those in positions of authority had been doing things in a transparent manner.

He said that an equitable, fair and transparent Nigeria where every citizen will have equal opportunity to flourish is realizable, adding that God blessed the country with such natural resources that every Nigerian was expected to lead a minimum quality life.

On the clamour for a president of Igbo extraction to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, he said: “Anybody who means well for this country must support this move. It is right in the sight of God. An Igbo man as the President of this country will unite Nigeria and save it from its challenges.”

The former chief executive officer, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, said that an Igbo man as president of Nigerian would put the country in its right stead, adding that the country would witness economic transformation.

“There must be righteousness in our nation. Otherwise, we are going no where,” he said, adding that the motivation of the Igbo man to lead Nigeria was not about the Igbo nation but about Nigeria.

He, however, called on Nigerians to support the current administration to navigate the country from economic challenges.

“In due time, only the best from the area will be presented for the rest of Nigerians to make their choice.

“We must present our best for Nigerians to choose. Our vision is not about the Igbo, but about Nigeria and whoever God chooses to lead the country from among our people, I will support,” Ohuabunwa said.

Source:
https://m.guardian.ng/Politics/Igbo-Presidency-will-transform-Nigeria-says-Ohuabunwa

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by myboy2010(m): 5:53am On Jan 14
There are bad eggs everywhere, it is not about trybe that can help nigeria, only for God to intervene

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by thesicilian: 5:59am On Jan 14
They should just say the truth that they want to eat their share of the national cake, not tell us that Igbo presidency will transform Nigeria. Have they been able to transform any of their states in the east?

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Nukilia: 6:04am On Jan 14
Another lie from the pit of Hell! Just dissolve to regional government

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by athaboi(f): 6:08am On Jan 14
Nukilia:
Another lie from the pit of Hell! Just dissolve to regional government
who will dissolve to regional government? Buhari? You can't be expecting that from any hausa man...it's only a sincere southerner that can do that

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Afamed: 6:12am On Jan 14
Jokers everywhere

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Fahdiga(m): 6:17am On Jan 14
The undiluted truth. Igbo presidency is what Nigerians need right now or Nigeria collapse

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Fahdiga(m): 6:18am On Jan 14
Afamed:
Jokers everywhere
Shut up and be reasonable for once

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Afamed: 6:22am On Jan 14
Fahdiga:
Shut up and be reasonable for once
Confirmed confused fellow

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by adenigga(m): 6:24am On Jan 14
Afamed:

Confirmed confused fellow

Truth is bitter....

Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Afamed: 6:25am On Jan 14
Fahdiga:
Shut up and be reasonable for once
Transform Abia state first. The whole Abia state is less than a local Govt in Niger state.

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by solmusdesigns: 6:25am On Jan 14
cool



So what is stopping them from contesting

Imagine an Ibo man coming to Ibadan or Abeokuta to campaign, and he beats his chest in front of Yoruba crowd, telling them "ONLY AN IBO MAN CAN GOVERN NIGERIA PROPERLY" , "IF YOU DONT VOTE IBO MAN WE WILL BREAK NIGERIA UP"

Am very sure every Yoruba man would simply obey the Ibo man , vote for him instead of Tinubu or Osinbajo.. funny people




.

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Fahdiga(m): 6:30am On Jan 14
Afamed:
Confirmed confused fellow
So says a zombie aka Jackson105

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Afamed: 6:31am On Jan 14
Fahdiga:
The undiluted truth. Igbo presidency is what Nigerians need right now or Nigeria collapse
Even Devil is afraid of your confusion.

Biafra today, Igbo presidency on Eke market day

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by BabaOwen(m): 6:40am On Jan 14
Fahdiga:
The undiluted truth. Igbo presidency is what Nigerians need right now or Nigeria collapse
You guys said more than this when GMB was about to challenge GEJ.

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Moferere: 6:48am On Jan 14
Transform fire undecided

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by NGpatriot: 6:58am On Jan 14
The way these delusional ipobs talk, you go think say den don turn their poor and backward villages into Dubai.

grin grin

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Racoon(m): 7:06am On Jan 14
No reasonable Igbo should see himself as the salvation Nigeria needs because this nation have been damage beyond redemption while still sitting on the same defective structural foundation since 1960.

Nigeria is simply irredeemable from it current politico-religio-econnomic woes.This only starting solution to this quagmire is a SNC discussion on our state of nationhood Restructure or total disintegration into regional govt for all man to develop @ his or her own pace.

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Mrseunex: 7:29am On Jan 14
We yoruba will vote for nyamiris when we see that they have transformed their region from poverty capital of the south

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by udemzyudex(m): 7:32am On Jan 14
Lol Igbo presidency, this goes to show that the igbos are not united.

The South West keep talking about Tinubu, it seems they have already decide on who will take the ticket but Igbos are still talking about Igbo presidency as if the whole igbos will rule.

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by yemmight(m): 9:31am On Jan 14
For your mind.
Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by orisa37: 10:50am On Jan 14
After Restructuring.
Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by orisa37: 10:53am On Jan 14
After Restructuring. After APREC-AUTONOMOUS POLICING RESOURCING AND ELECTIONEERING CONTROL FOR OUR 36 CONSTITUTIONAL STATES IS UNALTERABLY SET.
Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by helinues: 10:55am On Jan 14
grin

Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by SaintBishop: 11:11am On Jan 14
lol.
Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Szkpytqgdcvx925: 11:13am On Jan 14
The way their leaders transformed igbo land
Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by Westtimeline: 11:15am On Jan 14
We see and their region has been transformed to vertical city na.
Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by philo04(m): 11:17am On Jan 14
which Nigeria... even God cant rule Nigeria
Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:38am On Jan 14
Samson0599:

If they want to be fair,they should rally their support round a sincere Igbo man, personally I like Peter Obi, former Anambra State governor to be Nigeria's president,that is our Messiah right now,that is the kind of man that can cut the excesses of the government , build the economy, save for the country etc A presidency under Peter Obi won't tolerate borrowing and will never tolerate using bogus funds to execute small projects, besides he is sound,young,Hale and hearty, presentable, charismatic etc... Please all the igbos should throw support for this man.This is my own opinion..Nigerian must be great
Nb: Before some pipu start calling me ipob,I am a full fledged Yoruba guy

SOUTH EAST: IS IT NOT TOO LATE?

I have read the recent transmissions by Senator Bukola Saraki directed at my Igbo tribe. I have deliberately kept mum on this as I had earlier resolved to speak less on Igbos as regards the 2019 Elections and 2023 Presidency having said quite a bit. 

However seeing as some of my brethren have swallowed the cheap bait, I will chip this in just to keep the reality before us, at least for posterity sake. Truth is bitter but it's still the best medicine. 

My people say; 'He who does not remember where the rain started beating him, will not remember where it stopped'. 

REWIND TO 2014. 
A new National Party was being conceived. Political Parties, political players and Regions were being wooed to the new alliance. 

'We' Igbos (read South East) vehemently refused to touch it even with a long pole. We packaged, sold to ourselves and bought the baseless propaganda that it was an Islamic alliance that would birth an "Islamic" and "Hausa" Party. Simply because those our brethren heavily invested in the PDP at the time were afraid of losing their vested selfish interests.
Till today I'm still trying to fathom the basis for that wicked and twisted deceit especially as many of those Igbo elites who sold that dummy have since ported to the same APC.

We failed to even identify with that new Alliance. Hence the Party, APC was birthed without any remarkable input from us or presence. The few amongst us who aligned were called all kinds of names and abused to high heavens by us even when they were proven right afterall.

Thus the few Igbos who were part of it were at best fringe players as they didn't have the required clout to make serious demands and do the necessary political wheeling and dealing required in Politics to strike the hard bargains since politics is all about interests and numbers. They were even suspect, so much so that it was only their personal political sagacity that gave them whatever they got.

That Party went on to win the Presidential Election which in truth, most of us never believed it could or would, because of our half baked permutations and poor understanding of Nigerian politics. But it did. 

Curiously we turned up at the fore front of telling this same Party how it should share it's 'spoils of war'. We became hypocritical moral champions with an over bloated sense of entitlement. Who does that, in all political reality and practicality? But we did, even while vehemently and vociferously still refusing to shift our position, style and rhethoric.

We dug in. Supported every bad thing and person against the Party, the elected President and the Administration while denying any and every good done to and for our Region.

Fast forward to where we are today. Almost four years after the 2015 misadventure, we have stayed put at 2015, refusing to move forward, refusing to shift grounds, refusing to play pragmatic politics, telling ourselves the same lies we cooked and bought in 2015 and some more. 

Now barely 5 months to another election, we have started again saying "APC cannot give Presidency to Igbos in 2023". "Buhari cannot hand over to an Igbo man because Buhari hates Igbos". "APC is deceiving you", bla bla bla.

Of course. We will believe Saraki, who has only but a fanthom dream of becoming President and whose only known record is selfishness but we can't believe Buhari who's already President and who has a record of voluntarily picking two great Igbo sons as running mates in the past? Chukwu aju.

It is interesting and vital to note here that the PDP which many of us still proudly support and adore was in power for 16 solid years and in those years there were 4 Presidential Inaugurations and on none of those was an Igbo man found worthy by the PDP of even Vice Presidency and we are still bold to say it is the APC that has not even finished one and a half tenure that doesn't want to give power to Igbos. Odi nma

NOW; Seriously, let's be sincere. As things stand today politically, why would the APC even hand power to us Igbos in 2023? 
On what grounds? 
On what records?
On what politics?
Is power given to anyone? 
Is it an appeasement or a gift? 

The APC is a political party. The main focus of a political Party is to hold power and keep it to enable it deliver on its agenda. So if the APC reads that the SE does not want the Presidency or does not have the capacity to help them win and keep power, they will stick with the regions that can and work with individuals who are interested. 

Make no mistake, I have always said, I do not blame us Igbos for the decision majority of us took in 2015. It's our right. But continuing to pretend that it was other regions, Buhari or the APC that made us do what we did then or remain where we are today is purely self deceit and I refuse to play that ostrich game. 

As far back as 2014, I and many others made that argument that Igbo Presidency was very feasible in 2023, ONLY under under the APC, ONLY IF we did a couple of things right politically. I personally continued to speak loudly on that even after the 2015 elections until when I realized that we were not ready to play the politics that was required and now I dare say it may be too late. Or is it not? Time will tell.

For now, we can continue to tell ourselves that we cannot hold the Presidency of Nigeria. I heard and read many of our brethren go from PDP to Biafra/seccesion (read IPOB) to Referendum to "Igbos do not need Presidency but Restructuring" etc forgetting that all that didn't lie squarely with us alone. We think other regions are not reading our body language?

I really don't care what Saraki writes or says because they've all come to realize that it's very easy to play us like a flute. So like Saraki, like Fani Kayode, like Fayose, like Atiku, even Jonah Jang of all people, they keep playing us.

I've learnt not to bother myself anymore to avoid unnecessary abuse from nonentities . As some of us have said, it's good governance we want, even if only one village will be producing the Presidents. So be it.

Ka Chineke mezie okwu. 

dignity33:
Nigeria like to complain yet they will keep on campaigning for looters to be president, what is people like Orji Kalu, Tinubu, Osibanjo, Atiku, etc who have track record of corruptions still doing in the affair of a nation while we have people like Peter Obi with fair record if not for tribal bigotry in Nigeria politic.
Go back sleep kiddo.
Too early to be yarning dust online.
What a young comedian! grin cheesy wink

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:38am On Jan 14
philo04:
which Nigeria... even God cant rule Nigeria
Blasphemy shocked

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Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by philo04(m): 12:06pm On Jan 14
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Blasphemy shocked
....lolzxxxxc... come cut my head
Re: Igbo Presidency Will Transform Nigeria, Says Ohuabunwa by adenigga(m): 12:17pm On Jan 14
philo04:
....lolzxxxxc... come cut my head

We are not in Saudi o....

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