Igbo Pressure group, the Eastern Peoples Front, EPF, has described as vexatious and provocative, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s comment on the 2023 Presidential election.
Recall, that Yemi Osinbajo had in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, postulated that President Muhammadu Buhari will hand over the Presidency to the South-West, after completing his two terms of eight years in office, in 2023.
According to Elder Ken Emechebe, the National Coordinator and 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 Igbos into voting for Buhari. But the plot is dead on arrival.
“Osinbajo’s revelation that Buhari promised to hand over power to the Yorubas, 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 Igbos does not rest in the hands one man or any individual, be it Buhari or any other person. The Igbos know what is best for them, and will make their choice without intimidation or blackmail from the Osinbajos and Fasholas of the South-West.”