Posted by News Express | 16 August 2020 | 606 times
By NWANOSIKE ONU, Awka
The only way to compensate Igbo over what happened during the civil war is to support them for 2023 presidency, former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has argued.
Fani-Kayode, who was in Anambra at the weekend, declared it was not too much for the South East to demand for the presidency.
He spoke with reporters in Onitsha, Anambra State during a visit to Governor Willie Obiano .
He stated Igbo Presidency was realisable, urging the South East to liaise with other regions to make the project a reality.
Fani-Kayode said conceding the presidency to Ndigbo would give them a sense of belonging in the nation, while serving as compensation for their loss during the civil war.
He said: “Igbo man has never led the country and it is a sad thing for some of us that no Igbo man has ever ruled the country. It is one of the things that should be done to ensure stability.
“It is realisable and it is incumbent on the people of the South East to ensure they win the support of people of other regions.
“A lot of work needs to be done. It is due (Igbo Presidency) and will go a long way to stop agitations and make the Igbo feel they are part and parcel of Nigeria.
“We can ameliorate the pains of the past and make up for it. No part of Nigeria has ever lost over three million people in a crisis, so it can serve as compensation.
“If it is going to be achieved, we must ensure we win support in all parts of the country,” he said.
He urged Obiano to ensure the right person succeeds him to ensure his legacies were maintained. (The Nation)
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