A former governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has declared that no politician of Igbo origin that contests under the All Progressives Congress, APC, will win any election in the South east.
Lamenting that the region had not benefited anything from the APC-controlled government since 2015, Ezeife described those joining the APC in Anambra State as those who wanted governorship position through the back door.
Ezeife spoke in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Wednesday at the public presentation of the biography of the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
He said, “South-eastern people are not going to the APC. What is happening is that some people who want to be governor by stealing the position, about 12 of them, are going to the APC and they will discover that they will never win any election after going there.
“They cannot win the governorship. So, don’t worry about that. We have been more consistent in the zone, so, we are not going anywhere. We are consistent in APGA and the PDP.
“Some people saw what happened in Edo and Ondo states and they believed that the only way to be governor is to go through the APC but we are assuring them that our people will not vote for them.
“Some people who wanted to be governor are smuggling themselves into the APC but we will not allow them. We are going for the Presidency. I like what Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said. For that 2019, we are going for President.”