The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the people of south east, Nigeria must not demand the presidency slot in 2023 for refusing to back the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Ameachi made this statement in an interview with The Sun. He said his statement is based on the fact that the Igbos have nothing to bring to the table in 2023.
His exact words: “I don’t know what they will do now for voting against the APC.
“For refusing to support the APC, they cannot come to the table to demand the presidency slot.
“For people like us in the APC, if the Igbo had come and voted Buhari, they would boldly tell Mr President and the National Chairman of the party that presidency should go to the Southeast since the South-south; South-west and North-west have produced president. What argument would the Southeast come up with now to convince anybody that they deserve the slot for 2023 president?”
According to the minister of transportation, the only possible way for an Igbo President to emerge is if a pressure political group that will reach the grass roots is formed and funded accordingly.
“They need to bring caucus together, set up structures at the states and local government levels that will be meeting regularly.
“They also need to fund those structures. If these things happen, APC will continue to rule the country but I have a problem with the fact that everybody is not completely involved. When I say that everybody is not completely involved, it is not that because people are holding meetings, there are not anywhere people are holding meetings more than the other, but just that we need to play more party politics.”