The South East chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has warned that the pro-Biafra protests currently being witnessed in parts of the country could cost the Igbos the 2023 presidency.
Speaking via a statement by its spokesman, Osita Okechukwu, the APC stressed that the Igbos would be the biggest beneficiaries of the progressive and prosperous Nigeria being constructed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “We cannot act like the rodent inside the deep hole for years, only to revolt when it was about to be freed. Methinks that this is not the best of times to hype and escalate the agitation for Biafra, because President Buhari has pledged to resuscitate the dilapidated federal roads in the South East, revamp Enugu Coal, fix 2nd Niger Bridge and other physical infrastructure.
“Going by the zoning convention, equity and natural justice, surely the president will rotate to the South in 2023.”
“And when the president rotates to the South in 2023, we have all the cards stacked in our favour to appeal to our brothers in the South West who have had eight years stint and our South-South brothers who had five years plus in the presidency since 1999 when the 4th Republic commenced.”
“We need to guide our hate propaganda and wait patiently to harvest the turn of the South East. To be frank this is the golden opportunity for us to join the mainstream, and it should not be scuttled by Pro-Biafra agitators.”