A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday asked the Igbo to be wary of promises from the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections .
Obasanjo who spoke at a stakeholders ’ meeting at Ukpor , Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State said the APC had no plans to hand over the presidency of the country to the Igbo .
He urged the Igbo to take their destiny in their hands by getting united in the 2019 general elections and make a mark .
He said, “I urged you the Igbo not to allow anybody to relegate you to the background because you occupy a place of preeminence in this country .
“The Igbo must bury their differences and work together for the actualisation of the Atiku / Obi project in their best interest .
“It’ s dangerous to take the APC government seriously, ” Obasanjo stated .
Describing Peter Obi as a beacon of hope , Obasanjo asked him to reach out to major stakeholders in the south East to drum support for the 2019 PDP presidential project .
“You and your presidential candidate have become the beacon of hope to all Nigerians who have had it so rough in the last four years .
“You need to think out of the box to take this country out of the woods caused by incumbent clueless administrators .
“With your pedigree as a governor , I ’ m hopeful that things will work again in Nigeria under your leadership as vice president .
In his welcome address, first republic aviation minister, Chief Mbazuluke Amechi, described Mr Peter Obi as a good man , adding that the Atiku / Obi ticket was needed at a time like this.
The meeting was attended by Mr Peter Obi, former minister of power , Chief Barth Nnaji , former minister of health , Prof ABC Nwosu, former Imo State governor, Ikedi Ohakim , among others .
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