Shagari Would Have Transferred Presidency to Ekwueme, States Gabduje

Dr. Umar Abdulahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), emphasized the imperative for the South-East to allign with the ruling party to address the issues of marginalization. Addressing a rally in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Saturday, March 23, Ganduje underscored that political emancipation for the South-East hinges on active participation within the ruling party’s framework.

He highlighted the historical context, citing the region’s support for the ruling party during Shehu Shagari’s administration, which led to serious consideration of a South-Easterner, Ekwueme, as his successor. Gnduje’s remarks underscore the strategic importance of political affiliation and engagement as avenues for addressing regional concerns and fostering inclusivity within the national political landscape.

He said:

“You know when your brother, Alex Ekwueme was the vice president toour brother, Shehu Shagari. The body language was there, and if not that the military struck, your son, Alex Ekwueme would have become the president. I tell you this story because the road to political freedom is to key into the ruling party, and once you do that, marginalization would be a thing of the past.

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