Chibuike Amaechi ask the igbos to wake from slumber and fight for 2023 Presidency.
Minister for Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has advocated the Southeast region to wake up from the slumber and fight to get the presidency in 2023, rather than waiting to be given the place.
Speaking at an interactive discussion of marine stakeholders in Lagos yesterday, the ministry gave support since they had not been there.
According to him, the nation would be unfair to the Igbo.
The former Rivers State governor said the Igbo couldn’t assert the presidency without planning to fight for it.
He worried: “You need us to wake you up out of sleep and say and take, it’s your turn? It does not work like this and it won’t work that way.
Chibuike Amaechi had said it would be difficult for the Igbo to take the presidency ahead of the Southwest region come 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after President Muhammadu Buhari because the Igbo refused to support that the incumbent.
Criticisms were attracted by the statement from stakeholders at the Southeast, such as Obi, who described Chibuike Amaechi as not relevant to determine whether the Igbo should have the presidency in 2023 or not.
Amaechi said the former Anambra governor dropped an election, which he won.
“Obi doesn’t have the credibility to speak on the matter because he could not win the presidential election. The Anambra governor stated I don’t have the locus to talk about the way the presidency will probably be in 2023 and I’m not an Igbo person. That remark is a very sad and cheap one from him. But the reality is that Obi too doesn’t have the locus to speak about Igbo presidency since he and his party could not win the presidential election,” he explained.