A former member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, said the safest route for the South East to become President is to vote for the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, in the 2023 election, who will hand over to the region at the end of his tenure.
Jubril said that the South East will only be wasting their votes if they decide to vote for Peter Obi of the Labour Party in 2023.
He stated this while featuring on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm.
“Since the Vice President of Alex Rkwueme, the South East has not sat on the table to discuss the presidency in real term to take over the Presidency of Nigeria.
“They’ve never been given that opportunity. This is the first time they will sit at the table with the NNPP to discuss, and sign a concrete agreement that after Kwankwaso, it’s going to be the Eastern part of the country.
“Since after Alex Ekwueme, this will be the first time the South East will have that clarity that after this certain number of years it will be our time.
“And I believe that that is the safest route. But again they have the option to decide to hold on to their votes or waste it if they want to demonstrate their strength.
“The Yorubas have done that for decades…I believe that one of the safest routes for them is to go into alliance with the NNPP for Peter Obi to run as a running mate and after that power can go back to the South-East… the vote for the Labour Party cannot give them the presidency. So if it is in terms of the presidency they may decide to waste their votes.”