The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, promised to change Nigeria for the better on six months if elected to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
NaijaTabloid reports that the former Abia state deputy governor stated this in an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday.
The lawmaker said the country would experience a turnaround within six months if he becomes President.
I would if it falls on me; within six months, all these things would be a thing of the past,” he said.
He further stated that the All Progressives Congress can’t produce an Igbo President in 2023.
According to him, only the Peoples Democratic Party can produce an Igbo President in the next election.
Abaribe said, “The man who the shoe pinches knows where it hurts. The Igbos are the people in Nigeria who make conscious efforts of setting anywhere else without hurting their host.
“At any point you have never heard that they kill and maim their host so they know how to aggregate everybody’s feelings, their customs, their laws, their norms, everything. And so, because of that we feel that the Igbo will understand you, will even have the time for you.
“Today, we don’t feel that this government have the time for anybody.”
He stated that an Igbo president will be able to manage Nigeria’s diversity due to last experience.
Abaribe said party called APC is not set up to manage Nigeria properly, stressing that the PDP has been carrying everyone along.
He said: “And those of us Igbo within our party knowing that we have to play politics, talk to people, you have to be able to see your own point of view and buy into your vision are doing the consultations now.”