Abdurrahman Sumaila, a former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Assembly Matters has said that “no right-thinking Nigerian will support an Igbo presidential candidate in 2023.”
Sumaila, who said this in a statement on Thursday, said Nigerians cannot entrust the presidency in the hands of someone from the Southeast.
He said, “With the atrocities committed by South-East people on the record, how can Nigerians entrust them to govern them?
“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.”
He added that those attacking infrastructures of the government in the region will not escape punishment.
“The perpetrators of the attacks must understand that if the country is becoming chaotic, then nobody, including the perpetrators, can escape.
“The elite in the South-East should borrow a leaf from their northern counterparts such as Arewa Consultative Forum and Northern Elders Forum, who have been persistently condemning the activities of Boko Haram fighters and bandits in the North.
“You must clear your names or else, Nigerians will consider you culprits of all the killings and destruction in some Southern states.”