The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday said a politician of Igbo extraction would become president after he must have completed his tenure if elected in 2023.
The former vice president who spoke while addressing Southeast PDP stakeholders in Enugu State said he has high regard for the Southeastern people.
He claimed that his love for the region triggered his decision to always pick an Igbo as his running mate.
He said, “I’ve had a close relationship with the Igbos and this influenced my choices of Senator Ben Obi and Mr. Peter Obi as my running mates in my two previous outings as a presidential candidate.
“Again, I have chosen another great Igbo here (Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa) for the third time as my running mate.
“I am the stepping stone for Igbos to become President of Nigeria
The PDP candidate also revealed that he has “three Igbo children and I am saying this for the very first time in public. So, my relationship with Ndigbo did not start today”.
Atiku is in Enugu to meet the party’s stakeholders as part of his consultation towards the 2023 presidential battle.