Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President in the 8th Nigerian National Assembly, has said that the country will lose absolutely nothing if an Igbo man is elected as President of the country.
Ekweremadu made this known while speaking to Journalists in Abuja recently.
He said; “People have said it publicly and privately, arguments have been raised in this aspect, negotiations have taken place, compromises are being done. I have not lost faith in that happening because 2023 is still around the corner, but it’s left for people like you in the media, if you see wisdom in what we’re saying, to also proclaim it, you push for it.”
“When people are unjustly treated, it’s unlikely for them to be interested in peace.”
He further said “For a man who stays in a house, it’ll be irresponsible for him to put fire in that same house if you’re doing everything to make sure that your family is living together. What will this country lose if an Igbo man becomes president? Nothing! The best they can get is to help stabilise the country. Whatever happens will help to stabilise the country.”
He reiterated that “For the purpose of argument and statistics, those who have ruled this country as presidents, do you think their villages are better than others? It’s a psychological thing. Those who have ruled this country from the south to the north to the west, check their villages, local governments or states; are they better than the other ones? They are not! It makes no sense for somebody like me. It’s just a psychological issue. So, we’ll lose nothing by doing that.”