The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has described the Igbos as good businessmen and women but poor politicians.
Kwankwaso stated the people of the South East are talented and know the rudiment of business but do not know how to play the game of politics.
He made this known in Gombe State on Saturday during the inauguration of the state office of NNPP and meeting with elected members of the party.
Kwankwaso said the South-East had lost out on the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but had a chance with the NNPP.
The NNPP Presidential candidate said those in the South-East asking the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, not to accept the vice-presidential slot are not strategic.
He said Bola Tinubu, who emerged as the presidential candidate of the APC in 2015 supported the party to produce a northerner as the President and “today he is the presidential candidate of the APC.”
According to Kwankwaso, the best option left for the South-East is to partner with NNPP, describing it as “a golden opportunity”.
He claimed that it will be a disaster if the South East lose the chance to form an alliance with the NNPP, stating that his party had the structure, organisation and population across the country to contest and win elections.