Former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has stated that the presidency should be given to the south-east in 2019. Musa said the south-east has not produced a President because the Igbo bourgeoisie are more competitive than that of the north and south put together.
In an interview with The Sun, Musa said it would be a donation because those elected into the office of president “have nothing to do with the votes of the people”. He said; “The north has been in power for so many times. Even out of 10 former presidents, I think seven are from the north, one from the south-west, and one from south-south, and none from the south-east, why none from the south-east?
“It is because of the fear of northern oligarchy and the south-west bourgeoisie, because the Igbo bourgeoisie is republican and more competitive than the northern and southern bourgeoisie? Why not comply with national character and donate the presidency, because it is a donation, this time to the Igbo. It is donation because it has nothing to do with the votes of the people.
“Igbo 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 Igbo are more committed to national unity.”