“If Igbo Fail To Produce The Next VP, They Will Wait For Another 16 Years” – Chimaroke Nnamani
Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, the former Governor of Enugu State and current Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has spoken on the position of the Igbo people in the country’s political sector.
During the interview, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani was asked to explain the place of the Igbos in the political zone, especially as it concerns the forthcoming 2023 Presidential election, and since the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party have picked a Southern Presidential candidate and a Northern Presidential candidate respectively.
The former Governor of Enugu State said that the Igbos should produce the next Vice Presidential candidate. According to him, the Hausas and Yorubas have been occupying the major political positions, while the Igbos have essentially had no role in the top positions since 1999.
Nnamani said that it is the turn of the Igbos to produce a Vice President for the country, since the two major political parties have picked their Presidential candidates. He stressed that if the Igbos fail to produce a Vice Presidential candidate for Nigeria, they will have to wait for another 16 years.
According to him, if they lose the opportunity to provide the next Vice President of Nigeria, they will not only wait for another 16 years, it will make it a total of 40 years of their inability to clinch any reputable position in the top political structures of the country, since 1999.
Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani said that if it happens, it will be seen as injustice, adding that the Igbos have maintained fidelity with the PDP.