Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has punched holes in the presidential ambition of the Igbos as he has stated that the Igbos threatening others with secession cannot yield the result they wish for.
According to him, the Igbos should use diplomacy to convince the other tribes to join them and not use the threat of secession as a bargaining chip. He noted that no region in Nigeria can attain the Presidency without the support of others.
In his words: “I don’t think anyone has stopped the South-East from going for the Presidency. But you see, you cannot get the Presidency of Nigeria by threats or by shouting victimhood. This is a political process and you have to engage other parts of Nigeria to convince them to support you.
“That is what everyone does. That is what Jonathan did in 2011; that is what Buhari did in 2015 and 2019. That is what every President does. You don’t stay in your corner, abuse everyone in Nigeria and say give me Presidency. It is not going to happen.
“Presidency is not by allocation. It is the result of a political process. You join a political party, your party negotiates with other parts of the country and it happens. That is how it is done. And you cannot get it by sitting down or threatening secession. It won’t work.
“I think the South-East is going about it the wrong way because if you look at the APC for instance, we do not have many footprints in the South-East.”
Source: www.Newzandar News.com