Femi Adesina: South-East Must Play Proper Politics To Have A Shot At Presidency

Femi Adesina: South-East Must Play Proper Politics To Have A Shot At Presidency
Femi Adesina

Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina has expressed that the south-east must play the “proper” kind of politics to have a shot at the presidency.

Speaking on the clamour for the south-east to produce the next president in 2023, Adesina stated that it is only possible if the zone aligns with others.

The presidential spokesperson said the south-east has always maintained the same voting pattern during presidential elections — and it is not working.

“Every part of the country deserves to produce the president and right from my days in the newspapers, I had always been writing, advising the south east on how to get it. But till now, I wouldn’t say they have played the proper kind of politics,” he said in an interview with Vanguard.

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“To become president in Nigeria, you need to align with the rest of the country and if you don’t align, you can never produce a president.

“President Buhari had to align with the south-west before he became president. If the south-east continues to vote the same way they have been voting in one direction and that direction is not working, yet they continue, then, they need to re-address their politics.

“Before 2015 and then, 2019, some Igbo leaders of thoughts, Orji Kalu, Ngige, Ralph Obioha, all of them, even at a point, Prof ABC Nwosu said it. That was in 2011. He said the shortest route to Igbo presidency is to vote the Buhari/Bakare ticket in 2011 and then, Buhari/Osinbajo ticket in 2015 and 2019.

“But how did the south-east vote, they still went in the same direction.”

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