BY RALPH EJIMKONYE
As the 2023 presidential elections draws near, the All Progressive Congress, APC, has revealed how Igbo candidates can pick the party’s presidential ticket.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena said the party’s presidential candidate will however emerge based on agreement by stakeholders.
Speaking to the Sun, he stated that the unity of the country is more important than any zoning arrangement, stating that Igbos should not rely on whipping up sentiments or resort to force to get the presidency.
“We know that there are six geographical zones in the country. But what is going to be the major determinant is the agreement by stakeholders. The unity of the country is more important than any zoning arrangement,” he said.
Nabena added: “Every zone will be involved in the stakeholders’ meeting. But I want to, however, urge the Igbos to know that getting political positions involves lots of negotiations and lobbying, not by whipping up sentiments or by force.
“The Igbo must discover their allies and go into deep negotiations. They must begin to wake up to the reality that politics is by number. We have seen what Igbo could only do with a political party we can say is truly their own, APGA. How many states did APGA win in the Southeast? What it means is that they cannot get it right with their own political party.”