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‘Forget 2023 Presidency’, Amaechi Tells South-East

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'Forget 2023 Presidency', Amaechi Tells South-East

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has said the people must not demand the presidency slot in 2023 for refusing to back the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Nigeria which has three major ethnic groups has not produced a President of Igbo extractions since 1999.

Ameachi while speaking in an interview with The Sun, attributed this to the fact that the Igbo have nothing to bring to the table in 2023.

He said: “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 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?”

He said only possible way for an Igbo President to emerge is if a pressure political group that will reach the grass roots is formed.

“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.”

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