The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi has said that Igbo have no chance of taking over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 because the South East voted against the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential election.
During an interview with The Sun, Amaechi said people like him would have helped to bargain for Igbo Presidency had it been the South East supported Buhari in the last polls. He said:
“I was the first to do that but I don’t know what the situation is now. I don’t know what they will do now for voting against the APC. 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?”
On Atiku Abubakar‘s case against Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Amaechi said it will amount to nothing. He said:
“I won’t give him any other advice because everybody wants to crucify me over the one I gave to him previously. I had told him that it was unnecessary to drag President Buhari to court.
“That he should rather allow him do his remaining four years for the interest of the country since 2023 is already here with us. Some persons felt that it was unnecessary advice and I stopped.”