Igbos must work hard to get power in 2023 — Tanko Yakasai

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By Ugboma

Lagos – The must work hard and convince other parts the country to accept its candidate for the presidency come 2023, Elder Statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has said.
Yakasai, a former Liaison Officer and founding member Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), spoke with newsmen after a closed door peace initiative by some eminent Nigerians at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.

He said: “There is no reason to deny the the to produce the slot in 2023.

“The North, West have had it. It will not make sense to deny the . But then, the Igbos have to work hard for power and convince people because it is a matter numbers.

“They have to convince the rest of the country to accept whoever they put forward to be accepted, ” he said.
He said there was need for mass-based that would be controlled by the masses and not by a few individuals.
“In days, nobody ever claimed to be the owner of NPN, NCNC, NPP among . The people must make sure they take ownership of the .

“I hope the people will try to turn the to the masses. The mistake former President Olusegun Obasanjo made to say he was the national leader of a killed the Peoples Democratic (PDP),” he said.

Yakasai said that when ownership of power is controlled by entire members, the internal process would become better.

“In days, we to be members of . That way, no one or few persons can control the . The beginning has a bearing on the process,” he said.

must find a solution to do away with issues that will make the people sceptical, ” he said

On the “Amotekun” security outfit floated by governors of the South-West, Yakasai said arming the outfit was his concern.

“If Amotekun is allowed, soon it may spill over to other regions and may become out of control when other regions come up with armed security outfits that may lead to uncontrollable situation in the country.
” Every Nigerian is interested in Nigerian . Every Nigerian is benefitting from Nigeria as a nation,” Yakasai said.