Can or not it’s true that Obasanjo is an Igbo man from the Southwest?
– An APC chieftain, Senator Anthony Adefuye, has argued that it’s the flip of the southwest to supply Nigeria’s president in 2023.
– Adefuye claimed the southwest has not occupied the presidency since 1999, alleging that former president Obasanjo is an Igbo man from the southeast.
– Afenifere, a Yoruba social-cultural group, has, nevertheless, dismissed the declare saying it’s a twisted logic being pushed to advance political pursuits.
The permutations for the 2023 presidency has taken one other dimension as Senator Anthony Adefuye, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), claimed the southwest has not produced Nigeria’s president since 1999.
Sahara Reporters, citing a report by The Impartial, mentioned the APC chieftain, due to this fact, argued that it’s the flip of the southwest to supply the president of Nigeria in 2023.
Adefuye claimed that these clamouring for the presidency to go to the southeast had been mistaken simply as he alleged that the area produced Nigeria’s president from 1999 to 2007.
2023: APC chieftain Adefuye claims Obasanjo is an Igbo man from Anambra state.Photograph credit score: Darren Stewart
Legit.ng notes that Olusegun Obasanjo, a distinguished Yoruba chief from Ogun state within the southwest, was Nigeria’s president inside the interval talked about by the APC chieftain.
Nonetheless, Senator Adefuye alleged that Obasanjo is an Igbo man and that his father hailed from Anambra state whereas his mom was a Yoruba lady.
Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural group, reacts
Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-cultural group, has dismissed the allegation that Obasanjo is just not a Yoruba man.
Talking by means of its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, The Punch reviews that the group additionally took a swipe at Yoruba sons whom it accused of making an attempt to affix others to denigrate the heritage of the previous president in a bid to advance their political pursuits.
Describing the allegation as “a twisted and perverted logic”, Odumakin reiterated that the southwest produced Nigeria’s president within the individual of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for eight years (1999-2007).
He mentioned anybody who has an curiosity within the presidency is free to pursue it however mustn’t use Obasanjo’s ancestry as a political software.
Nigerians react to APC chieftain’s allegation
The APC chieftain’s allegation has attracted heated reactions from Nigerians on social media. El Gottlieb commented on Fb:
“The reality is Nigerians are interconnected in numerous methods. Together with these from the north/east/west. It should have made them extra united however sadly, greed and corrupt politicians have turned issues the other way up.”Chukwu Uche Apostle Marcel mentioned:
“Senator Adefuye may not be removed from telling the reality, I learn that a while in the past of his relationship with the Onyemelukwe’ s household of the Onitsha royal home. Nonetheless, blood is not the one factor that defines household.”Frank Ejiofor mentioned:
“This senator is losing his expertise…he needs to be within the comedy enterprise full time” Abubakar Karshi mentioned:
“If that is the case, South West needs to be thought of for 2023 rotational Presidency.”Filiks Sello mentioned:
“They do not like Obj within the West as a result of he was not nepotistic throughout his presidency. No matter their tribal perspective, Obasanjo stays one of many profound and brave patriots in Nigeria”
David Muo commented:
“Wherever he got here from is just not vital to me. one factor I do know is he’s extremely favour and he’s nice.”In the meantime, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC nationwide chief, has been urged to drop his alleged 2023 presidential ambition.
The enchantment was made on Wednesday, December 23, by a former lawmaker and Senate chief whip, Roland Owie.
Owie additional defined that justice is to permit different areas to supply President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor for the reason that zoning association started from the southwest.