Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says Igbos may not get a chance at presidency in the near future if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday.
Speaking at zonal rallies in Okigwe area of the state and Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha expressed regret that “some Igbo politicians are campaigning to deceive the Igbo again as they did in 2015”.
He accused the Igbos of playing politics like a “trader who only thinks of immediate benefits”.
“Some people especially our brothers are campaigning now against President Buhari saying he is Boko Haram that he is a herdsman and so on,” he said.
“You can remember in 2015, I was telling the Igbos to cast their vote for Buhari because he will win with or without the votes of the Igbo.
“I was called all sorts of derogatory names. Some said I was going to Islamise the whole Igbo. Is Igboland Islamised today?
“Igbo today are playing politics with the mindset of a trader, thinking only of the immediate benefits unlike other tribes that are playing real politics.
“My people listen to me and listen real good, whatever I tell you to do, do it as it will profit us. I am telling you today that Buhari will win.
“On Saturday, if Igbo supports Buhari and Buhari wins, in 2023 Ndigbo will have the right to demand for Igbo Presidency.
“Those who love Igbo nation must vote for President Buhari because if we miss this chance we may not get the presidency even by 2023 or 2027 or 2031.
“The time is right for the Igbo nation to play the right politics so as to have a clear chance by 2023.”