By Chioma Gabriel
Igbos have been hoping that one day, Nigeria will produce a president of southeast extraction. But will that be possible when the people are not united and on top of it, they play bad politics. They support others blindly and emotionally without negotiating, believing power will be given to them on a platter. Many politicians from the southeast appear to be under the illusion that after Buhari would have completed his tenure in 2023, it would be the turn of the Igbo.
The southeast has missed so many chances. Since the return of democracy in 1999, the people seem to be groping in the dark. They have been waiting for their turn to produce the president of Nigeria. Some believe that Dr Alex Ekwueme was betrayed at the PDP Jos convention when Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo was brought out of prison and imposed as PDP’s presidential candidate. Some Igbo believe that it was akin to what they did to Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe in the first republic that after winning an election in…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper