The Southeast has been cautioned by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, against the campaign for Igbo presidency in the 2023 general elections.
The Minister in his statement noted that there was no time in the history of Nigeria that presidency was zoned to a region, hence the Southeast should be careful of their call for Igbo presidency.
Nwajiuba said: “Anybody talking about Igbo presidency should be careful because there was never a time we heard about Hausa presidency. When the Yoruba were contesting, we did not hear of Yoruba presidency, why is our own different?”
“There is no time people involved in politics will cede a position to anybody.”
“Anyday you bring out an aspirant that is acceptable to other Nigerians, that is the day you indeed want the position of president in Nigeria. All you need is the majority. Buhari won the APC primaries with 3,886 votes.”
“So there was never a time it was ceded to Buhari. The people that voted for Buhari outnumbered others in that primaries.”
“Even if the Igbo cry from now till thy kingdom come, if they don’t bring out a person that is acceptable to other Nigerians, nothing happens.”
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo have been calling on President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to hand over power to the East after his term in office.
Recall that the Deputy spokesperson of Ohanaeze Ndigbo recently insisted that it was the turn of the Southeast to produce Nigeria’s next president.