A former Excessive Commissioner to Malaysia, Yerima Abdullahi, has mentioned the Igbo or any a part of the southern area is not going to be given the place of President on a silver platter.
The previous envoy, who spoke to our correspondent in Gombe, added that if the late M. Okay. O. Abiola did it previously by successful extensively, it may very well be replicated in 2023 and past.
He mentioned, “Let the Igbo be critical. Everybody is aware of the best way to deal with the Presidency. Now we have learnt from what the late Abiola did – even because the election was annulled, he beat a Kano man even in Kano.
“He received extra votes in northern Nigeria. The rationale for annulling the election was fully one thing completely different, not for you and I.”
Abdullahi added, “If there may be an Igbo man who thinks he’s able to being acceptable in Nigeria let him strive. Abiola has executed it earlier than, though from the South-West; so, any Igbo, Efik, Ibibio; anybody from the South can do it once more.
“There may be nothing miraculous about it, so I can’t perceive the argument concerning the Igbo presidency. For one factor, we within the North is not going to hand over the workplace of President to Igbo or anyone on a (silver) platter.
“It isn’t freed from cost. They will’t sit down in their very own enclave castigating everyone, pondering that different Nigerians can be pleased with them, No! If you’d like Nigeria to vote for you, go and meet them in their very own corners.”
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