Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that former Lagos State Governor and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will not get the APC Presidential ticket come 2023.
Fani-Kayode made this statement in a zoom interview he granted Monday, which he posted on his Social Media handle.
He,also gave reasons why an Igbo Presidency in 2023 will be difficult considering the people at the helm of affairs in Nigeria today.
The Cambridge alumnus said that timing does not have what it takes to rule a complex country like Nigeria.
According to the Director General of former President Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign in 2015, “the people that matter in this present government want power to remain in the zone, and come 2023 they are ready to go to any length and do everything humanly possible to achieve that”, he said.
He, however, threw another permutation, stressing that peradventure Tinubu manages to get it, the North will dump him for another candidate from the North who will fly the flag of the opposition party.
Fani-Kayode added that his predictions in politics is 8/10 correct.
On the political situation of the Igbo in Nigeria, he said that Nigerians, including him, owe the Igbo an apology and must do that.
He mentioned the ill-treatment given to the Igbo in Nigeria before, during and after the war.
According to him, the Igbo were forced to exchange any amount they had in banks, after the war, for just 20 pounds.
He recalled how their properties were looted during the civil war all in the name of abandoned properties.
He, also, mentioned how the Igbo were left behind in Nigeria until Olusegun Obasanjo came and gave prominent Igbo like Oby Ezekwesili, Dora Akunyili and Professor Chukwuma Soludo strategic appointments.
He stated that Goodluck Jonathan also continued in that line. He regretted that everything changed in 2015 when the Igbo were called 5%.
He recalled his discussions with Nnamdi Kanu when both of them were prisoners, saying that he felt Kanu’s pain on the plight of his people after listening to him.
Fani-Kayode said an Igbo Presidency in 2023 will heal the Igbo the wound of the civil war, stating that referendum should be part of Nigeria’s Constitution to allow people decide their future.