Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the people of south-east not to demand the presidency in 2023.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) got less votes in the region during the 2019 presidential election and the minister described this as voting against the party.
In an interview with The Sun, Amaechi said the Igbo has nothing to bring in negotiating for 2023 presidency. “I don’t know what they will do now for voting against the APC,” he said. “For refusing to support the APC, they cannot come to the table to demand the presidency slot.
“For people like us in the APC, if the Igbo had come and voted Buhari, they would boldly tell Mr President and the National Chairman of the party that presidency should go the Southeast since the South-south; South-west and North-west have produced president. What argument would the Southeast come up with now to convince anybody that they deserve the slot for 2023 president?”