Sani Yarima, former Governor of Zamfara State, vowed to make history by creating the first Igbo President after his tenure if he was elected President in the 2023 presidential election, promising to choose an Igbo man as his Vice President if his presidential ambition is endorsed by the South-East.
‘This is an Igbo project,’ the ex-governor said. ‘If you support me, I will make history by raising the hand of an Igbo man as President of Nigeria, I will end marginalisation in the zone.’
At an award ceremony for graduate students at the Theological Seminary of Freedom University in Owerri, Imo, where he was accompanied by Vitalis Ajumbe, his State Campaign Coordinator, Yarima noted that marginalisation is the biggest issue for Igbos in Nigeria.
He called on the Federal Government to give Igbos a sense of belonging to the country saying that many Igbo pressure groups will reduce tensions and unrest.
‘Igbos must not be marginalised in Nigeria. The problem of Igbo in Nigeria is that they are being marginalised. If they are not marginalised, you will not be hearing of Biafra or any other groups,’ he stated.
The former Zamfara governor also called for the improvement of the welfare of security officers in the country, saying it will stop corruption in the system.
‘How do you expect police with five children getting salary for just one child, no medical facility, no plans for the children to go to school, not even communication gadget for the police officer, why wouldn’t there be corruption in the force?’