The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, has said southerners will be in trouble if the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, wins in 2023.
Recall that Atiku had recently urged northerners to disregard Yoruba and Igbo presidential candidates to vote for him, their brother.
“I have traversed the whole of the country… This is what the Northerner needs. He (Northerner) doesn’t need a Yoruba candidate, or an Igbo. This is what the Northerner needs. I stand before you as a pan-Nigerian of Northern origin”, the former vice president had said.
However, speaking with Daily Independent, Sagay said just like it is happening in the PDP, Southerners will be treated as second class citizens if Atiku becomes president.
He said, “Atiku has finally exposed himself. He has displayed the true content of his mind. He has demonstrated the level of contempt, hatred and disdain he has for Southerners.
“His statement buttresses Wike’s insistence that the Southerners should be better represented in the hierarchy of the PDP because from what you can see now, Atiku has contempt for the South. He doesn’t want them in any position of responsibility or authority.
“So, the whole thing must have been deliberate, it wasn’t an accident when they made sure that only Northerners hold the most important positions in PDP.
“What it portends for the country is that if Atiku wins, the South will be in severe trouble. It will be a severe affliction on the South if he wins because we should be ready to accept subordinate positions and positions of servants in the federation; subservient to our leaders who must come from the North”.