The Leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South East has raised the alarm over a plot by some high profile persons from a part of the country to frustrate the Igbos’ bid to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The APC leadership in the region lamented that while the rest of Nigerians, who love fairness and justice were backing Igbo presidency, some persons, who, according to them, are opposed to equity, are working hard to thwart the aspiration for their selfish ends.
This claim was made by the National Vice Chairman (South East) of the APC, Emma Eneukwu, at its zonal stakeholders’ meeting held at the country home of the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, in Uburu, Ohaozara council of Ebonyi State, on Sunday.
The meeting was held to restrategise for next year’s general election.
Eneukwu said, “And then, we have threats from different quarters to make sure that they stop us in 2023 at all costs.
“They lose sight of the fact that power comes from God. If God says that you will not achieve a particular target, you will not achieve it; no matter what you do.
“But, I know that the God we serve will not watch our own share pass us by.
“He will not allow other people to take away what belongs to us. We understand that power is not given but taken.
“So, while everybody says that it is the turn of Ndigbo in 2023, we have to work for it because every other person is entitled to contest. But, the sentiment that is there is that people would say that these people (Igbo) have not ruled before,” he added.
Eneukwu further appealed to members of the party to continue working for the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, Buhari would pave way for Ndigbo in 2023.