- Transportation minister Amaechi says the Igbos have nothing with which to bargain for 2023 presidency
- The former Rivers governor said the south-east made a grave error in voting against President Mummadu Buhari and his ruling APC
- Amaechi said had southeast voted for Buhari, they would have had a bargaining chip for the presidency slot in the next general elections
Minister of Transportation Chibuike Amaechi has said that Igbos have nothing to use as bargain for a shot at the presidency in the next general elections in 2023.
Amaechi made this submission during an interview he granted the Daily Sun, a local daily newspaper on Saturday, May 18.
According to Amaechi, it was a grave error for the south-east region to have voted against his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
"I was the first to do that but I don’t know what the situation is now. 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."
Amaechi said had the Igbos voted for Buhari, they would have been in a very good position to make demands on taking over the presidency in 2023.
"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?"
Meanwhile, a 48-hour general poll conducted by Legit.ng showed that Nigerians want three ministers to be retained.
The three ministers, according to a study of the comments by Nigerians, are: Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing; Rotimi Amaechi, who is Fashola’s counterpart in the transport ministry and Audu Ogbeh, in charge of agriculture.
Some explained that Fashola was burdened by serious challenges stemming from the tasks before him, but he excelled.
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