Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has given reasons why the South East will not produce the next President of Nigeria in 2023.
He told The Sun that the region never voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 Presidential election.
The PDP swept the votes in the region.
He said based on this, it will not possible for the region to take over from President Buhari.
Amaechi said he would have joined the call for the South East to have the next President, just as he said the ongoing case put by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will amount to nothing.
” I was the first to do that (promise Igbo Presidency) 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.
“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?
On Atiku, he added, “I won’t give him any other advice because everybody wants to crucify me over the one I gave to him previously. I had told him that it was unnecessary to drag President Buhari to court.
“That he should rather allow him do his remaining four years for the interest of the country since 2023 is already here with us. Some persons felt that it was an unnecessary advice and I stopped.”