A former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Assembly Matters, Abdurrahman Sumaila, on Thursday dropped a bombshell, as he declared that no right-thinking Nigerian will support any politician from the South-East for the presidency in 2023.
Sumaila made the declaration in a statement he issued to newsmen in Kano on Thursday.
He said: “With these atrocities committed by the South-East people on record, how can Nigerians entrust them to govern us? I am sure not a single right-thinking Nigerian will endanger his life to support the candidature of any South-East politician contesting for presidency come 2023 general elections.”
Sumaila also noted that the motive behind the attacks in the South-East was clearly to turn the country into anarchy, adding that “the perpetrators of the attacks must understand that if the country is turned chaotic, then nobody, including the perpetrators can escape”.
The former presidential aide therefore called on elders in the South-East to publicly denounce the ongoing attacks by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra or be considered complicit in the dastardly act.
According to him, until the Southern elite make their position definite, Nigerians would consider them part and parcel of the attacks being carried out in the region by armed militia.
“The elite in the South-East should borrow a leaf from their northern counterparts such as Arewa Consultative Forum and Northern Elders Forum, who have been persistently condemning the activities of Boko Haram fighters and bandits in the North,” he said.