Tanko Yakasai, a founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum has stated that the South East must do extra if the area actually wishes to take the reins come 2023.
Speaking throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Newsnight on Monday, the elder statesman was of the opinion that there’s something missing in the best way the Southeastern area is treating the search for the presidency within the subsequent normal election.
According to Mr. Yakasai, the lacking ingredient within the South East’s drive to guide the nation in 2023, is the dearth of constructive engagement with different areas.
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“I am a strong supporter of a president from the South after Buhari and also if he can come from the South East no problem; I will support it.
“The quarrel is that this is not something that you just stay at home and think that people will come to your house to dash it to you.
“You have to show interest, you have to be serious, you have to try to convince people that you are really up to the task.
“This is what in my opinion is missing in the South East,” the politician asserted.
In his viewpoint, there’s a need proven by the area as regards getting the presidency however the individuals are not exerting their place to manifest their need and to persuade different folks.
The rights activist additionally opined that there’s a sure uncertainty in Nigeria concerning the place of the South East particularly due to the area’s dealing with of Nnamdi Kanu and his concepts.
“There is doubt because this Nnamdi Kanu whom ordinarily would not be a good candidate for the governorship of any of the southeastern states is now claiming the attention and support of prominent people in the South East,” Mr. Yakasai burdened.
According to him, the eye given to Kanu inside the area is stirring doubt and inflicting folks to surprise if actually the South East is able to produce a reputable candidate that might serve Nigeria with all his/her coronary heart.
The elder statesman suggested that although the cardboard lays now on the desk of the South Easterners, the area should attempt to attain out to garner help for its purpose to be achieved when the polls come round.