The Chairman of the Technical Committee for the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Project, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has told Southeast leaders that the easiest route to the actualisation of Igbo presidency is through former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
He called on the Southeast to support Atiku in 2023 and reap the rewards in 2027.
Dokpesi said if voted into power in 2023, Atiku would vacate office for a Nigerian president of Southeast extraction after four years.
He said this in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, while fielding questions from newsmen.
He said: “Atiku is the surest bet; he is the shortest cut to a Southeast presidency. The truth is that he will be about 80 years then. We only need him to rescue Nigeria now.
“We are confronted with heavy challenges as a nation. Once we lay the foundation for restructuring and for pushing Nigeria forward, then he will exit. He is not coming because he is hungry but he has an agenda, and the agenda is Nigeria.
“We are in a grave situation in Nigeria. We need to unite. We need to take power from these impostors who have seized power and run Nigeria aground.
“If I’m alive till then I will go naked in one-man march if Southeast is not given the Presidency. I will put my life on the line. I will never be silent.”
Dokpesi also said those clamouring for southern presidency now are APC governors, adding that the governors are doing so for selfish reasons.
Asked how certain he was that Atiku would cede power to the Southeast in 2027 after one tenure, Dokpesi said the former Vice President “would be compelled by party discipline.”
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