Lagos: Elder statesman and Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, on Tuesday said the Igbos are free to carry out their threats of secession if denied the Presidency in 2023.
He admonished politicians from the South-Eastern part of the country who are nursing the idea of becoming President in 2023 to perish the thought.
Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Junaid said currently the South -East has not put forward a credible person who is qualified to lead Nigeria.
” I challenge Igbos to secede if they are denied Presidency in 2023. If they don’t secede, let them go to hell. They have tried secession before but they were defeated and failed and they lost over one million people”.
“If they want to secede again because of 2023 politics, they are more than welcome. You think anybody will beg them not to secede?” he asked .
Ndigbo, the die is now cast. The import of Junaid’s statement is that Igbo Presidency 2023 as well as Biafra are both not our best option, given present realities.
The best option remains Regional Autonomy