2023: Buhari’s Ex-aide Says No Right-Thinking Nigerian Will Support Igbo Presidency

2023: Buhari’s Ex-aide Says No Right-Thinking Nigerian Will Support Igbo Presidency

- A former presidential aide, Abdurrahman Sumaila, has condemned the rising violence in the southeast region of the country

- Sumaila explained why the situation in the southeast may harm the chances of the region from producing the next president

- The politician disclosed what leaders from the zone must do to show that they are not complicit in the violence

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Kano - A former special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Assembly Matters, Abdurrahman Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila, said right-thinking Nigerians will not support Igbo presidency in 2023 due to the current violence in the southeast.

2023: Buhari’s Ex-aide Says No Right-Thinking Nigerian Will Support Igbo Presidency
Sumaila says the attacks in the southeast are not in the interest of the nation. Photo: Tijjani Suraj Ahmad
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Sumaila stated that electorates would view the backing of a southeast president as endangering their lives.

He made the claim in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano on Thursday, June 3, PM News reported.

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The ex-presidential aide said:

“With these atrocities committed by the South-East people on record, how can Nigerians entrust them to govern us? I am sure not a single right-thinking Nigerian will endanger his life to support the candidature of any South-East politician contesting for presidency come 2023 general elections.''

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He stated that the perpetrators of the attacks were determined to turn the country into anarchy.

According to The Punch, Sumaila called on leaders in the southeast to publicly denounce the ongoing attacks by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

He said failure to do so would make them complicit in the act.

Meanwhile, a group, Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has urged Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) to consider joining the 2023 presidential race.

While calling for Osinbajo to declare interest in the 2023 race, the All Progressives Congress (APC) support group, appealed to the former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to withdraw his presidential bid.

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Addressing reporters in Abuja including a Legit.ng reporter on behalf of members drawn from the six geo-political zones, PCG’s national coordinator, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed and national secretary, Dr. Eberechukwu Eli Dibia pledged the group’s preparedness for the 2023 polls.

Source: Legit.ng

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