The highest Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Saturday berated the former Governor of Rivers State and also the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi for making a strong ststement that the South East cannot produce the next President come 2023.
Amaechi in the interview held with DAILY POST said the South East cannot make demand for the office of the Presidency in 2023 since the area fell short to vote Buhari in the just concluded presidential election.
Amaechi’s comment has been described by Chuks Ibegbu as disgraceful and also an affront on the people of the South Eastern region.
Ibegbu also warn those who have found the habit of talking the region to desist from such act as it will not be for the interest of the region.
Read his statement below:
“It’s very unfortunate that an Igbo man of that calibre could make such a statement in public, it’s very bad.
“There is no Yoruba or Hausa man that would say his people would not produce president for one reason or the other. Whether we voted for Buhari or not it’s not for Amaechi to make such statement.
“It’s a very big affront on the political dignity of the Igbo people. Let me tell you it’s not for Amaechi to tell Igbos where to learn politically.
“He can advise but it’s a tragedy for him to go to the public to make such a statement. If he is not happy with the way Igbos voted he should have kept it to himself or advised them quietly, I’m disappointed by that statement.
“Besides, Rotimi Amaechi is not God to decide the political future of anybody including the Igbos, it’s a very disgraceful , unexpected of him and besides some Igbos voted for Buhari just like some Hausas and Yorubas did so there is no essential tribalising the political scenario. It’s not a tribal thing Atiku won in Oyo and Ondo States and almost won Lagos State so is it not Yorubas that voted for Atiku. In the North Atiku made a very strong presence so what will Amaechi say about the Yoruba and Hausas that voted for Atiku .
“This is very disgraceful and many Igbo elites are found of doing this, condemning their people publicly. It’s very unfortunate”.