MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has called on Igbo to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, adding that there are strong indications that he would win.
Ngige made the call while addressing newsmen on recent cries of Igbo marginalisation, stating that Igbo people are suffering from self-inflicted wounds for ignoring several opportunities to redeem their predicament.
According to him, only Buhari’s presidency in 2019 could guarantee Igbo presidency in 2023, especially when Buhari is the only northerner that would relinquish power after four years.
“Politics is a game of numbers and if you look at the configuration of the electoral strength in Nigeria, you will see that most of the electoral strength is concentrated in the North West that has seven states of Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kaduna and their voting strength, if anything, has increased from what it was in 2015. .
If you remember in 2015 election, Kano alone gave two million votes to Buhari and Katsina gave nearly one million,” he said.
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