- UPP says Igbos believing they stand a chance to be SGF, must think again
- The party says President Muhammadu Buhari wil not give the position to an Igbo person
- UPP says the APC has no strong connection with people from the east
The United Progressive Party (UPP) has urged all persons from Southeast to bury their quest for the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
NAIJ.com gathered that the UPP made the assertion on Monday, May 15.
According to The Punch, the party advised politicians from the Southeast to stop flocking Abuja for the job of the SGF.
It said Igbo politicians should kill the thought that President Muhammadu Buhari would appoint any of them for the position.
The publicity secretary of the party in Anambra State, Mr Uche Amaku, stated this in a press conference in Awka.
He maintained that APC would never accept an SGF of southeast extraction, describing the party as a wrong association for Ndigbo.
Amaku said: “It sparks of political gullibility for southeast politicians to believe that one of them would step into the position of Secretary to Government of Federation from which David Babachir Lawal was suspended.
“It is also self-delusion for politicians from Southeast to flock APC, with the erroneous belief that the exit of Lawal would pave the way for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to correct the lopsided appointments it sustained in the past two years by appointing any of them.
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“If our brothers and sisters that rushed into APC had good sense of history or genuine political orientation, they should know that all through the tenure of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the position of SGF was occupied by persons from the South.
“Therefore expecting that a northern President who has shown defined aversion for Ndigbo and Southeast would bend backward in a show of political repentance to consider any person from the zone, no matter how highly endowed, amounts to political daydreaming and historical blindness.”
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