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2023 Presidency: Amaechi cannot speak for Southeast – Peter Obi

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2023 Presidency: Amaechi cannot speak for Southeast – Peter Obi

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in February election, Peter Obi, has slammed Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, over his comment writing off the Igbos from demanding that the 2023 presidency be zoned to the Southeast.

Obi, who spoke with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Monday at the lecture/book presentation in honour of Rivers State Governor  Nyesom Wike, said Ameachi cannot speak for the Southeast.

Amaechi, in an interview with The Sun, has said the people of Southeast must not demand the presidency slot in 2023 over their refusal to support the All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election.

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He said:

“I don’t know what they will do now for voting against the APC.

“For refusing to support the APC, they cannot come to the table to demand the presidency slot.”

In his reaction, the former Anambra State Governor wondered why Amaechi, who is not from the Southeast, was writing off the region from the next presidential election.

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Obi said:

“Amaechi is not from the Southeast, so he cannot speak for us.

“He is not in any position to make such statements because even he that is in APC; he did not contribute anything to the success of that election.

“He did not even achieve anything in his own state. Those of us from the Southeast who are from the PDP contributed to the success of our party.”

He added:

“For example, PDP in my state got 95 percent. They (APC) didn’t even get 25 per cent in Rivers State.  So he is not competent to speak on the Presidency in 2023.”

On the insecurity in the country,  Obi said the only way to achieve peace is for the Buhari Administration to unite the people and tackle insecurity headlong.

Everybody has to be involved. The President has to work with the governors and the governors should work with the local government councils. We are Nigerians.  We have no other country, so everyone must be involved.”

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