Nigeria’s former minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi has advised the Igbo clan on what to do to have an Igbo President in the forthcoming 2023 general election. The elder statesman urged Igbos to come to him for advise, if they want the presidency, as he “holds the key”.
In his words
“The people of Nigeria, from the North Central, North-east, North-west, South-east, South-south and South-west must come together, and in the spirit of give and take, in the spirit of compromise and in the spirit of fraternal understanding, fashion out a real way of living together as a nation, and if they don’t do that the thing will collapse one day, either today or in the near future.
“In political power, you have to win it, and that is why I have told the Igbo, that if they want to be the president, they have to organize, they have to strategize, they have to plan, they have to work, they have to go out. You don’t become president by mere wishing to be one.
“Nobody will give you president on a platter of gold; Ndigbo have to plan if they want to be president, but from what they are saying now, I don’t see them being ready for the presidency in 2023.
I have talked to them about it, that is both the Igbo in the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Let them come to me now that I’m still alive, I will tell them what they should do to win the presidency in 2023. Nobody is going to concede it to them. If they don’t want to come to me let them take whatever they see.
That key was given to me by Azikiwe few hours before he stopped breathing, and I hold that key; if they want the presidency let them come to me, and if they don’t want, let them stay, and anything they see they take.