No right-thinking Nigerian will support Igbo presidency – Buhari’s Ex-aide
By Sunday Elom
President Muhammadu Buhari’s former special assistant on assembly matters, Abdurrahman Sumaila, has said that no right-thinking Nigerian will risk his life supporting Nigerian president of Igbo extraction come the 2023 presidential election.
Sumaila, in a statement he made available to newsmen in Kano on Thursday, said, “With these atrocities committed by the South-East people on record, how can Nigerians entrust them to govern us? I am sure not a single right-thinking Nigerian will endanger his life to support the candidature of any South-East politician contesting for presidency come 2023 general elections.”
Sumaila, who maintained that the motive behind the attacks in the South-East by hoodlums is to turn the country into anarchy, warned that “the perpetrators of the attacks must understand that if the country is turned chaotic, then nobody including the perpetrators can escape.”
The former presidential aide further charged the South-East elders to emulate their northern counterparts by publicly denouncing the ongoing attacks by those he called suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He insisted that if the elders fail to make their position clear, Nigerians will have no option but to consider them part and parcel of the attacks being carried out in the region by the unknown armed militia.
“The elite in the South-East should borrow a leaf from their northern counterparts such as Arewa Consultative Forum and Northern Elders Forum, who have been persistently condemning the activities of Boko Haram fighters and bandits in the North,” Sumaila said.