The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said the South East can only produce Nigeria’s next President if they vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The former Senate Leader warned that other presidential candidates can’t guarantee an Igbo Presidency in the near future.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja over the weekend, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senatorial candidate in Cross River State said, “Let me hazard what may happen and I think they will go with President Buhari.
“They are hoping to produce a President in 2023 and that opportunity can only come through a President Buhari because by the application of the law, come 2023, Buhari will become illegible to contest because he must end his tenure and that is when the south east can have their turn” he said.
“Any other person that comes, forget whatever promises they make. The moment they seat on that chair, they must take their constitutional two full terms. So, any other person will delay the chances for the south east. That is why I think the south east will go with President Buhari.
“It is not automatic though. We are talking about the opportunity and it is for the south east to go and organize themselves and ready itself for that opportunity.
“Will they have an opportunity in 2023 through President Buhari? The answer is yes, the opportunity will be there and you need to put your house in order. Will it be possible with other person in 2023 considering the fact that the person would have a constitutional two term. The answer is no.”