Mr. Ebunola Martins, the National Coordinator, Buhari/Osinbajo Support Group has advised former Lagos State governor Cheif Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to contest for presidency in 2023 but instead should support the Igbo presidency in 2023.
Mr. Ebunola Martins, who made this know during the Morning Show of Arise TV on Tuesday when he was speaking on the issues which concern the 2023 Presidential election in Nigeria.
He first and foremost revealed that as a Yoruba man he cannot betray his fellow Yoruba man because he was first a Yoruba man before he became a Nigerian. He then further revealed that him being a Yoruba must not mean that he should not say the truth and if he should say the truth the presidency should be zone to the southeast of the country. He then further added that to show that the Igbo people deserve to rule Nigeria in 2023 he would even advise his big brother Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to contest for election in 2023 so has to encourage people in the southeast of the country.
And in his word that was made available by Sahara Reporters, he said that ” Come 2023, number one, we as Yorubas, I cannot betray fellow Yoruba men. I love Yoruba because I’ m first a Yoruba man before I become a Nigerian. So, I believe in the Yoruba people and I believe in our tradition.
” But, what I mean is that in this 2023 election, if we want to be fair and we want to talk of zoning, the unwritten zoning because as you know people have said it is not constitutional, I agree with that. It is true, it is not constitutional. Some people have said zoning will not give you the best, I agree.
He also added that ” But for fear of justice and fair play, that’ s why I’ m saying that even my big brother, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu if I were him, I will not run for the election, I will encourage my brothers from the East. We are friends, we are the same, and we are from the south. We have had our shot, South- South has had their shot, and I will encourage the Easterners to do so. ”
He then also revealed that ” This is what I will have done. Even both political parties should bring their candidates from the South- East. Just like we did in 1999 that we brought both Obasanjo and Falae just to give the South- West that comfort, that you are part of us even if the election was annulled (in 1993).
” We don’ t hate your region. The two major political parties brought out these people. And, I think that’ s what we should do for the Southeasterners. I believe so, even without saying anything, my vote will go to the South- East. It doesn’ t matter how we do it, but as a person, I believe that we should give them that grace and that opportunity to be able to do that, ”
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