Rt Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaech, the Minister of Transportation and former Governor of Rivers State has said that Igbos have no chance of taking over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He said this was simply because the South East voted against Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
According to the Transportation Minister, people like him would have helped to bargain for Igbo Presidency had it been they supported Buhari in the last polls.
Amaechi also told The Sun that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s case against Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will amount to nothing.
According to him, “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.”