- Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman says someone from the southeast region can still become the president of Nigeria
- Yakasai explains that there is a good opportunity for Igbos to produce the president of Nigeria in the near future or later
- The elder statesman notes that people of the southeast region will be able to realise the presidential ambition if they make meaningful efforts to get partners
Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman has said the southeast region can produce a Nigerian president if it gets the support of other parts of the country, especially the north.
Yakasai made the comment on Friday, January 17, during an appearance on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.
“There is a good opportunity for Igbos to produce the president of Nigeria in the near future or later,” he said.
“The political arrangement in the country is such that you need correlation with some parts of the North and South. The Igbo can make a move of getting partners from other parts of the country, in particular the north.
Yakasai said the southeast region would be able to realise their presidential ambition if they make meaningful efforts to get partners.
In another report, some potential southeast aspirants for the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria have begun moves to lobby the United States of America for their support for Igbo presidency.
The aspirants mainly of Igbo extraction at an event in Washington, D.C. said there was a consensus that zoning helped sustain stability in Nigeria’s nascent democracy.
Among the attendees was 2019 All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, now a member of Peoples Democratic Party Charles Udeogaranya.
Udeogaranya said the group was in the US to make a strong case for power rotation to the south and this time, the south-east zone.
Meanwhile, the Miyetti Allah has warned that the Amotekun security initiative may cost the southwest the 2023 presidency.
This was disclosed by the national secretary of the Miyetti Allah Kautal, Alhassan Saleh.
The Nation reports that Saleh said southwest governors must withdraw support for the security outfit. He said this is will enable the region stand a chance of taking a shot at the presidency come 2023.
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