January 27, 2017

2019: Owie urges Igbo to ignore Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo arriving to participate in the Mini Durbar organised as part of activities to mark the 10th Year Anniversary of the Sultan of Sokoto at Polo Grounds, Sokoto. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

ABUJA —  FORMER Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, yesterday took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his call on South-East politicians to take a shot at the 2019 presidential election, saying the former president did not mean well for the region.

Owie, who  urged the South-East to support the emerging mega party, Action Democratic Party,  ADP, and get the vice presidential slot in 2019, said doing so would enable the region take a shot at the presidency when the slot returns to the south.


In a statement to Vanguard, Owie who is the ADP Coordinator  for the South South geo- political zone of the country said, “Serious minded South Easterners should  ignore Obasanjo.

“The nearer Obasanjo  is to a person, the more dangerous he becomes.

“Obasanjo was dancing with the late Chuba Okadigbo’s wife at the opening of Apo Mansion while his agents led by a late South West  governor were finalising the impeachment of late Okadigbo.

“I urge the South East to support the emerging ADP and get the Vice President’s slot  in 2019 and thereafter take the Presidential slot when Presidency returns to the south.”