APC chieftain attacked Amaechi and insist on Igbo presidency in 2023. Chief Onyekachi Iheme, incoming Senatorial candidate of Accord Party for Abia North District who is now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has attack Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, the Honourable Minister of Transportation, regarding his statement that Igbo Presidency is not realizable under APC in 2023.
Recall that Rotimi Amaechi on Saturday, May 18 said that Igbos will not produce president in 2023 under the APC. The reason Amaechi gave was merely because, the South East geo-political zone did not support Buhari’s re-election in the 2019 presidential election.
Chief Iheme, on Tuesday said the South East being an indispensable component of the nation got 25 per cent vote for the President and wander why the federal government of Nigeria continued to marginalize Igbos in spite of the performances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the region.
He said, “It is not true to say, that Ndigbo did not vote or support APC. Because, if you look at the performances of the party in the last 2019 election, you can bear me witness that President Buhari, like never before, polled the required 25 per cent votes needed in all the five eastern states put together. And he got more votes in Abia and Imo States.
“The Ndigbo, like every other tribe in this country who believed in constitutional democracy and who are also members of the governing party (APC), are entitled and have every rights to be considered for the Presidency of this country come 2023. From all indications, Igbo man can no longer stand out. We are integral part of Nigeria. We are integral stakeholders in APC. We have asked for the position of Deputy Senate President. We have asked for the speaker of the Federal House of Representatives.
“So, on what ground, the former River Governor standing on, to say Ndigbo have no chances of producing President in 2023 presidential election. I think, Amaechi is speaking for himself and it is unfortunately. APC, is a party that respect agreement. The primary reason we rally-rounded President, Buhari, was because, we know that equity and justice have been the bedrock of the zoning arrangement that the APC had relying on.
“Buhari is completing his eight years in office by 2023, and naturally, it is expected that the presidential seat of Nigeria should be rotated, go the South east. Because, the vice President is from South West. And the South West had also produced the leader of the party. The South South had equally produced the national chairman of APC. There is nothing else for the Igbo man, other than to be allowed and to be zoned the Presidential ticket to Igbo man in 2023.”