Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday said “good politics, building alliances, negotiation and deft foot-works” are the factors that would help the Southeast region to produce a Nigerian president.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to Adesina, the people of the southeast region cannot keep calling Nigeria “a zoo” and “expect leadership on a platter of gold”.
“In my days in active journalism (I return soon, mark my words), I had always written that there must be fairness and equity in how leaders emerged, particularly for the position of President.
“The South East, just like other parts of the country, must produce the number one citizen. But it must be by a combination of factors. Good politics, building alliances, negotiation, deft footworks.
“You can’t call the country a zoo, shooting security agents and civilians to kingdom-come, and then expect leadership on a platter of gold.
“It’s not done anywhere in the world.”
“Yes, there would be a President of Igbo extraction in this country, but it won’t be by intimidation or bullying. We will all team up to produce such leadership,” Adesina wrote in his column.