The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has warned the South-East they may miss out on an opportunity to provide the president of the nation in 2023.
The individuals of the zone have failed of their bid to have one among their very own because the chief of the nation because the return of democratic rule in 1999, and Ngige believes they’ve an opportunity to seize the submit in the event that they play their playing cards proper within the 2019 normal elections.
Speaking with reporters in Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, he stated, “This man (Buhari) has only one term (four years) to do and go home, and an Igboman will replace him. But if you leave this shortest route and take a gamble, you are on your own.”
He added, “If Igbo refuse to play their playing cards proper in subsequent yr’s normal elections, the South-West will take away the prospect from them.
“They will produce the subsequent president after Buhari, as a result of the zone has proven demonstrable dedication to Buhari’s trigger.
“My good buddy Babatunde Fashola has blown the whistle. What he stated must be a warning sign to the Igbo, as a result of you may’t cease the South-West from producing the subsequent president of the nation after supporting Buhari and the APC authorities.
“That is why I’m telling our people now to come out en masse in next year’s election and vote for Buhari, so that nothing will stop you from succeeding him in 2023.”
He described the vice-presidential slot given to the Igbo by the Peoples Democratic Party as a “mere spare tyre that is perhaps used for over six years.