Former governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has dismissed the letters written by former president Olusegun Obasanjo and former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, in which they criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership and urged him not to seek reelection, arguing that they were not better than Buhari during their time in office.
He described the letters as “stupid”.
“Nobody should be deceived. They have not performed better than Buhari. In what way have any of them performed better than Buhari. In fact, you can say Buhari is less exposed to so many things like corruption and so on,” Musa said.
Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Musa also said it was time for the Igbo to be handed the presidency.
The former governor said the South-East has not produced a president because the Igbo bourgeoisie were more competitive than that of the North and South combined.
“The North has been in power for so many times. Even out of 10 former presidents, I think seven are from the North, one from the South-West, and one from South-South, and none from the South-East, why none from the South-East?” Musa asked.
“It is because of the fear of northern oligarchy and the south-west bourgeoisie, because the Igbo bourgeoisie is republican and more competitive than the northern and southern bourgeoisie? Why not comply with national character and donate the presidency, because it is a donation, this time to the Igbo. It is donation because it has nothing to do with the votes of the people.
“Igbo are more Nigerian than the north or south-west in terms of their commitments to the unity of Nigeria. And this is right from 1950s. They are more committed to the Nigeria project. Let’s even talk of tribe; the Igbo are more committed to national unity.
“The Igbo are more competitive than the Hausa and the Yoruba. The Hausa and Yoruba bourgeoisie are afraid of this, in particular when there is so much to share in Nigeria. They are afraid of the Igbo because they are not competitive. Igbo are more competitive because they don’t have inhibition”, he said.
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