Igbos in the South East region have been accused of blackmailing the North into ceding the 2019 Presidency to them.
A second Repbulic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed said the move by Igbos will rather backfire as it will only prevent the South East from producing Nigeria’s President
Speaking with The Sun, the ex lawmaker said Igbos caused the Civil war that claimed the lives of over one million people.
“The Igbo are clamouring for an additional state, one of the reasons they are now talking about Biafra, even though the real reason is that they want to blackmail the North, to concede presidency to them.
“By this means, they will never get any hope for presidency because democracy is a game of numbers. You cannot tell people to vote for you because you are being irresponsible.
“You caused the civil war that claimed over one million people, you will now come back and demand as a right that you must have a president. Is it democracy they are talking about or secession?”