The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha has said Igbo has what it takes to lead the country as President, ABN TV learnt.
According to the SGF, the success story Ndigbo have recorded in merchandise, trade and entrepreneurship can be deployed in leading the country.
The SGF was quoted to have said, “And I leave this with my Igbo brothers; The act of negotiation that you have perfected in dealing with merchandise, in dealing with commerce, in dealing with entrepreneurship, must be brought to bear on navigating your way to the Presidency of Nigeria”
Recall that in the country’s tripod arrangement, only Ndigbo of the Southeast Nigeria have not produced the country’s number one man since Independence in 1960.
While the Hausas and Yorubas have all led at different times, the Igbos have been sidelined.
In the geopolitical arrangement, South East despite its population and contributions to national development is yet to have a shot at the Presidency.
It is not however clear whether the 2023 election will provide the region the opportunity to be compensated over this age long injustice meted to it.
With the national leader of APC, Bola Tinubu showing interest at the country’s top job, despite his South West region ruling the country, it is not clear what the chances of the Southeast will be.
Top Igbo leaders, including former governor Orji Uzor Kalu have received calls to join in the journey for Mr. Muhammadu Buhari’s succession.