By Jane Odoh

Pan Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo at the weekend upbraided Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to relocate to Daura, Kastina State for saying that the South-East geopolitical zone was not capable of producing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.

The pan Igbo group said that Amaechi committed a political sin by saying the assertion and asked him tho “repent and seek penance for that spiritual sin against his own race.”

Ohanaeze also lashed out at Amaechi for neglecting the East in the rail project and asked him to relocate to “Daura” if he was no longer an easterner following his obnoxious comment.

Amaechi had allegedly said that the South-East had no right to demand for the presidency in 2023 because the region failed to vote for Buhari in the just concluded presidential election.

But in a swift, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu in a statement said Amaechi was not God as such would not decide the political future of the region.

Ibegbu described the Minister’s remark as disgraceful and an affront on the people of the South-East.

Ibegbu said: “It’s not Amaechi’s duty to decide our political future.

“What we need even most now is restructuring. Amaechi should know that Nigeria presidency is turn by turn for now and it is Igbo turn in 2023.

“Voting or not voting for Buhari is not the issue. Some Igbo like some Hausa and Yoruba voted four Buhari and Atiku too.

“It’s very unfortunate that some Igbo political actors that want appointment or to climb up will simply abuse, insult and castigate his own people so that the powers that be will see him as a good boy.

“But such people are traitors actually. “No Hausa or Yoruba politician will say that kind of things “Rotimi Daura” said.

“He is looking for re-appointment by Buhari so he needed to abuse his race to achieve that.

“Is Amaechi less qualified to be Nigerian president? It’s not only him.

“The other day Victor Oye and even (Rochas) Okorocha abused us with Igbo money he enjoyed for eight years. It’s too bad.”



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