A former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso says he remains all ally of the South East and a supporter of the region to produce the next President.
He made this known last weekend at a funeral service held for the late Augustus Onuoha in Ihitteafor-Ukwu, Imo state. The late Onuoha is the father of the coordinator of Imo state Kwankwasiyya movement, Collins Onuoha.
The former lawmaker noted he will always support Ndigbo to champion genuine causes that will better the lives of the people of the region. He added that the South East region is a crucial part of the country because “The East matters”.
Kwankwaso, however, condemned those calling for the country to be divided due to alleged marginalization or nepotism. He asked Nigerians to build on the things that unite rather than divide the country in spite of diverse cultures and religions.
The former lawmaker disclosed that the rich diversity of Nigeria in terms of culture, language, religion, and ethnicity is simply unique, and a vital strength that should make every Nigerian proud.
He said although Nigeria still faced a number of challenges, the important achievements recorded in the last 60 years should not be taken for granted. The former governor noted that the uninterrupted democratic rule enjoyed by Nigerians for more than 20 years is worth celebrating.
According to the PDP chieftain, democracy in Nigeria must be nourished as the country begins the journey of the next 60 years and beyond.