North retaining power dangerous, says Umeadi, APGA presidential candidate
From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Peter Umeadi, has warned of the danger of retaining power in the North in 2023.
Speaking to journalists in his Agukwu Nri country home in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, yesterday, Umeadi, immediate past chief judge of Anambra State, said retaining power in the North after 2023 general election would amount to pyrrhic victory which would be worse than losing the election.
Prof. Umeadi said: “As a student of military history, there is something called pyrrhic victory which means a general who won a war but has nothing to go home with because all his troops were lost. So, there is a kind of victory in the coming Nigerian election and if power goes back to the North, you have won but you don’t have victory because the victory is worse than the loss, because you have plunged the country into something that is regrettable”.
He said for Nigeria to get it right, it must not be winner takes it all, saying “if we are sensible and put our heads above our shoulders and want a Nigeria that will survive after 2023, then power must come to the South East. I am telling you that many Nigerians understand that.”
Umeadi said that if power comes to the South East, it should be given to his party APGA because the party represent everything Ndigbo.
“APGA is one stop shop for repositioning Nigeria because APGA represents civil war, Ojukwu, end of the war, the Igbo man, the South East and everything inclusive in it,” he said.