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Obasanjo Says Igbo Should Be Made President In 2019 In The Interest Of Justice & Fairness

January  25, 2017 – Obasanjo Says Igbo Should Be Made President In 2019 In The Interest Of Justice & Fairness

The ex-President made a case for the South East yesterday when Ogun chapter of CAN paid him a courtesy visit at his hilltop mansion in Abeokuta.

According to him, it is only fair if an Igbo man is allowed to rule Nigeria in 2019 since the South East is yet to produce a President since 1999.

His words:



  1. Endurance

    January 25, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Obasanjo is definitely correct. In fact 100% correct. Igbo people are law abiding citizens. They are people who more resilient and hardworking and have contributed immensely in every facet of nigerian economy and towards the development of the country. So it is outrightly an act of gross injustice on the part of the Nigerian government to neglect and marginalized the igbo people in respect to their right in raising a president of Nigeria from that region. As one of the main ethnic group in Nigeria, they don’t have to be deprived of such right. After the civil war,their have been reconciliation of the igbo people with the rest of the Nigerian community and the federal Government as well,so why still depriving this ethnic group from ascending the throne of presidency? But sometimes what worries me the most is that,the former president Olusegun Obasanjo is unpredictable politically. This is a stance he should have taking long ago about the Igbo people becoming the next president of Nigeria. I just hope his statement is not meant to mock the South Easterners. But if he’s serious about it, then he has made the most reasonable point,one that is capable of changing the political situation of the Igbo people in the country.

  2. Isaac Njoku Ifeanyi

    January 25, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    This is a wonderful and Powerful Statement.
    I think almost all the Regions in Nigerian have tested the Presidency Seat Except ONE (IGBO) They should be given that Presidency Position.

  3. Danti

    January 25, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Baba, I don’t know about that,you shouldn’t be in the business of controversy. Nigerians want competent leader that believes in one Nigeria and ready to die for her unity.

  4. Jordan jonhson

    January 25, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    igbo Yoruba Hausa doesn’t mean shit until a British politician governs Nigeria with 100percent full support of Nigerians then change will come. Nigerians please don’t fall for these pathological liars especially obasanjo and the rest of them!! Nonsense

  5. Brave Hunter

    January 25, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    RUBBISH! WHY GIVE US crumbs when we can have the whole meal for ourselves? You can call me a divisionist or whatever, I don‘t care.

    SO LONG AS we claims to be One Nigeria and we have to share one country with the Hausas and the Fulani muslims, being made the next president is a far cry from our desires.

    SO IF NIGERIA really want to be fair, then LET-GO-OF-THE-BIAFRANS. On the other hand, one thing is sure here.
    Whether Nigeria or anybody likes or not, we must succeed in this struggles so long as we do not stop fighting. It‘s a fact. It‘s just a matter of time.

    I take a stroll…

  6. baby

    January 25, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    we want Biafra,not Nigerian presidency

  7. olabode

    January 25, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    i am from the western part of nigeria, i concur to what baba haver said, who knows maybe if igbo produces president there might be changes, because the hausa people are setting Nigeria backward

  8. RAPO

    January 25, 2017 at 1:47 PM


    • Bok

      January 25, 2017 at 7:38 PM

      Rapo, u know am aware how much u hate Igbos, Igbos destroy image of Nigeria abroad what does Yoruba’s do? remember Abiola said he can do without Igbo’s, where is he today? Sarowiwa was murdered by Hausa men, Dele Giwa ti mention just few. Ojukwu visited Sarowiwa in prison and told him Good Morning, some day Rapo I will tell you Good morning.

  9. Tino

    January 25, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Stupid old man! You can say rubbish now that you are no more in power. Your mouth dey leak…..

  10. clifford

    January 25, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    OBJ, the maverick. He will say one thing and do the other. he definitely said this to muck the Igbos he has never hidden his hatred for. He is anti Igbo. if he means well let him persuade for the Igbos to go.

  11. OLA

    January 25, 2017 at 3:19 PM


  12. Omnia1

    January 25, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    The day Igbo becomes President of Nigeria will be the worst day in the history of Ndigbo. It will be a Greek gift that will destroy the destiny of Ndigbo. We reject OBJ and his Greek gift. Death to the zoo.

  13. fifelomo

    January 25, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    Many countries have fight civil war including America but after the civil war the people come together for their progress but I wonder why Nigerians hate themselves the Muslim will only need Christian during election after election is just killing and killing of Christians in the north in support of northern governors and emirs,what a country oh lord!

  14. Observer

    January 25, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    Why not just allow a competent individual lead/manage the country intead of all these rhetoric about ethnicity.
    Donald Duke for one comes to mind.
    That is the problem with Nigeria we are always being told who should attain the position, of course they disappoint.
    Serious individuals are not being allowed yo even sniff the presidential seat unless you have the backing of a Godfather.

  15. Bok

    January 25, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Fulani herds men will soon kill all ***** if care is not taking, it will be too late.

  16. Omokehinde

    January 25, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    I have said it times without number that Igbo presidency is possible only if the Igbo people are willing to have it. Why? President Obasanjo statement is his own opinion that I personally agreed with because any capable Nigerian should have the opportunity to assume the highest office in the land regardless of his tribe, culture, religion, and language. But in a true democracy, Obasanjo only has a single vote, and is impossible for him or anyone to force other Nigerian groups to vote for a particular candidate because that person comes from the Southeast region of Nigeria. That one is 100% impossible. First, good and political conscious Igbo people should fully integrate, relate, and believe in that entity called Nigeria. Believing in Nigeria as our nation shouldn’t be an excuse to shun negotiation, resource control, equity, fairless, and justice for all Nigerian citizens and all tribes. You cannot talk of peace and unity in the absence of love, fairless, and justice for all citizens. Secondly, the Ndiigbo must shun agitation for Biafra from few frustrated and jobless youths. Finally, the Igbo people must represent a nationalist candidate not a tribalist person with good vision, experience and with the ability to govern and unite Nigeria. Most importantly, Nigerian people from the six geopolitical zones are those with the voting power to elect anyone they trust as president to represents their interests. President Goodluck won neatly four of the six regions in 2011, he was able to gained the trust and confident of overwelming majority of the people across the nation. No single tribe can produce president of a nation in a democracy without the support of other tribes, groups, and culture. The ball is in the Igbo people hands to play if their intention is to produce a president for all Nigerian people in the near future. Igbokuenu!!!

  17. Lola O

    January 25, 2017 at 10:31 PM

    The criteria should be whoever has the best credentials, ability and integrity, not based on tribal descent. When will civilization govern Nigeria, as opposed to these rural shallow mentality? Put an Igbo man in a position of influence, and he will “Igbolize” Nigeria, that is, appoint Igbo people in every top position, to the exclusion of other qualified candidates from other tribes. The same experience we had in an organization in New York, the year an Igbo guy was made President. We do not need persons nursing secret ambition to separate Nigeria in power, with their quest for Biafra. I believe that General Obasanjo has caused enough disruptions in our political atmosphere. He should sit back and allow the younger generations to figure out what is best for Nigeria. The same goes for IBB and their likes. His opinions are obsolete, mischievous and irrelevant, going by his past record. Yoruba people generally don’t trust him anymore. I don’t either.

  18. AK

    January 26, 2017 at 11:04 AM

    OBJ stated clearly it was his own personal opinion to have an Igbo man as president come 2019. It is in Africa we allow sentiment to cloud ur judgement when it comes to politics and leadership. In the United Kingdom they have Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland. It as never been openly debated to have Prime Ministers from any of the countries because it as always been England that produces Prime Minister. America voted overwhelmingly for Barak Obama regardless of his background and ethnic origins. These nations believe in leadership of excellence that could deliver and implement changes that will benefit the people.

    Africa as always been an arranged of leadership supported by the West. The Igbos’s have been marginalised since the 1966 civil war. Now, modernity and enlightenment is making people to clamour for Biafra. Every marriage gets to a point where all parties take stocks and weigh it weather the marriage should be dissolved or to amicably continue in the relationship. The Scottish had a referendum whether to continue to be part of the United Kingdom, USSR allowed smaller nation to stand on their own with their own sovereignty.

    Nigeria has become more dangerous and the precarious political climate where divisions, ethnic and religious differences is causing so much hatred, killings and political disagreements which shows that we need to have proper dialogue and possibly referendum. We are no more in the 1960’s people are more enlightened now and no tribe can continue to claim dominance and superiority over others no matter how minority others may be.

    Our political elites who have been running the affairs of this very nation from 1960’s are still controlling, managing and determining the affairs of this country and until we truthfully address the genuineness of our position as a nation, the cloud of rain of civil war that is looming shall rain and then we shall see that no one outside the country have our interest but what they can get out of our internal conflict. Nigeria awake!

  19. BABY

    January 27, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    we dont need president that seek help from western world,we need a president with wisdom,remember the bible said the wise men comes from eat,is only the eastener can change nigeria,we need wisdom and fake advicers that dosent like progress of any country

  20. ade eagle

    February 2, 2017 at 5:59 AM

    he should be in the prison for corruption he did not represent the yorubas when he was the president he kicked against yoruba,s party and

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