It has been reported that a founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has stated that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, weakens the chances of the Igbo people to produce a credible presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.
Disclosing this in an interview, Yakasai stated that, “The card is on the Southeastern people’s desk. It is up to them to try to reach out. I’m a strong supporter of a President from the South after Buhari and also if he can come from the South-East I have no problem.”
According to him, “My quarrel is that this is not something you just stay at home and pray that people will just 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 from the South-East.”
He added that, “There is that desire on their part but they are not exact in their position to manifest that desire to convince people that are rarely serious about it.”