Former governor of old Kaduna state and national chairman of the PRP Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa said Igbo are more united than north or south west.
Alhaji Musa declared that the Igbos have always stood for one united Nigeria than the Yoruba and Hausa put together that have always been secessionists.
He further stated that the northern leaders are always deceiving themselves about when it comes to national unity.
Former governor of old Kaduna state and national chairman of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa has called for the zoning of the 2019 presidency to the Igbos on the grounds of marginalization and neglect of a major ethnic group in Nigeria.
Musa who made this known in an interview with Daily Sun said it has become necessary because the Igbos have been cheated for too long by denying them a shot at the presidency over the years.
The PRP national leader also alleged that Hausa and Yoruba should be held responsible for the political backwardness of the Igbos.
He wondered why the other nation’s dominant ethnic groups find it difficult to tolerate an Igbo presidency, adding that the northern elders’ pushing for a consensus northern presidential candidate come 2019 polls is all about their personal rather than national interests.
He warned that the bid is bound to fail like previous attempts. He said: ”Igbos are more Nigerian than the North or South West in terms of their commitments to the unity of Nigeria.
And this is right from 1950s. ”They are more committed to the Nigeria project”
Let’s even talk of tribe; the Igbos are more committed to national unity. They have never expressed separatist tendency, until after the war because of the effect of the war.
They have always been for one united Nigeria than the Yoruba and Hausa that have always been secessionists.
”Forget about the North, they are always deceiving themselves about unity” But talking about power bloc, yes, there is.
There is evidence that they are speaking with one voice with respect to the issue of cattle colony.” yet divided among themselves.