A leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has urged Nigerians to give the Igbos a shot at the Presidency if they truly believe in ‘one Nigeria’ and want them as part and parcel of the country.
The elder Statesman speaking during a zoom meeting organized by Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, said no region of the country reserves the right to the Presidency and it was only logical for equity sake that the Igbos have a go at it.
He also urged the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, to continue speaking the truth to Nigeria’s leaders, noting that himself and others like him have little time left in life to do so.
Adebanjo adviced President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to Kukah’s admonition rather than castigate him for courageously saying the truth.
Imputing his thoughts on the crave for a Nigerian President of Southeastern extraction, he queried, “if we want to be equitable, if we want them to be here (Igbos), why should somebody be a part of Nigeria and you say he has no right to be the President of this country? Why should a section of the country claim that they will choose who becomes the President and the conditions?”
Joining him during the virtual meeting were, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah; Nigeria’s first minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi; former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, among others.
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