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I will be your stepping stone to presidency, Atiku tells Igbo

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will work towards having an Igbo successor if he wins in 2023.

Abubakar spoke on Tuesday during a meeting with PDP south-east zonal stakeholders in Enugu.

“I make it quite clear and confidently too — I will be your stepping stone to becoming president,” he said.

“I did that in 2019. Again, I brought another Obi as my running mate. So, how could you say I will not give the Igbo a fair chance to lead this country?”

The Igbo are the third largest ethnic group in Nigeria. Since its independence in 1960, Nigeria has produced only one Igbo head of government, and none since the beginning of the current democratic dispensation in 1999.