Why Igbos can’t produce President in 2023 – Ex-minister, Ogunlewe
A former minister of works, Adeseye Ogunlewe has revealed why the Igbo people of the South-East can’t produce Nigeria’s next president in 2023.
The former senator said the South-East cannot produce the next Nigeria’s president because they are disunited.
He stated this during an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday, adding that there is no better candidate to lead the country in 2023 than the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to him, the absence of common leadership and lack of cohesion would work against any South-East presidential candidate.
He said: “Another set of people that are appropriate, they are the people from the South-East but they have the problem of leadership,”.
“They are so endowed that they are spread all over Nigeria and they can gather a lot of votes, but they are too divided. An Imo person, an Enugu person, an Ebonyi man will not listen to themselves.
“They have the money. If they sit down and aggregate what they can offer, they have more money than almost everybody in Nigeria. But have you seen one person from the south-east that said ‘I am interested in the presidency, I will start to campaign all over Nigeria immediately, raise money for me?’ and influence the structure of the party?”
“You must invest in that structure, you must be able to determine who is going to be part of that structure because they are the ones to do the zoning, they are the ones to do the convention to pick a presidential candidate, so if you are not part of them, you are out. So if any easterner is interested, let him start now to invest in the structure of the party.”
The post Why Igbos can’t produce President in 2023 – Ex-minister, Ogunlewe appeared first on NEWS.