Igbo pressure group, the Eastern Peoples Front, EPF, yesterday described as vexatious and provocative Vice President Yemi Osibanjo’s comment on 2023 elections.
Osinbajo had in Ibadan postulated that President Muhammadu Buhari will hand over the presidency to the south west after completing his two terms of eight years in office.
According to Elder Ken Emechebe, National Coordinator & Leader, EPF, the VP’s comment was an affront to the people of the South East whose turn it is to produce the president of Nigeria when power returns to the south.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Emechebe said:”We are not unaware of what this insidious campaign is all about. It is a devious blackmail aimed at arm-twisting the Igbo into voting for Buhari. But the plot is dead on arrival.
“Osinbajo’s revelation that Buhari promised to hand over power to the Yoruba is instructive . The implication is that any Igbo vote for Buhari is a wasted vote.
“We want to make it clear to the day dreamers from the south west that the political destiny of the Igbo does not rest in the hands one man or any individual, be it Buhari or any other person. The Igbo know what is best for them and will make their choice without intimidation or blackmail from the Osinbajos and Fasholas of the South West.”[?]