Politicians from south eastern part of the country have been told to stop hoping that President Muhammadu Buhari might appoint an Igbo person as the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The United Progressive Party, which gave this advice, asked Ndigbo to stop flooding Abuja for the job.
The publicity secretary of the party in Anambra State, Mr Uche Amaku, stated this in a press conference in Awka.
According to him, the APC would never accept an SGF of southeast extraction, describing the party as a wrong association for Ndigbo.
Amaku said, “It sparks of political gullibility for southeast politicians to believe that one of them would step into the position of Secretary to Government of Federation from which David Babachir Lawal was suspended.
“It is also self-delusion for politicians from Southeast to flock APC, with the erroneous belief that the exit of Lawal would pave the way for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to correct the lopsided appointments it sustained in the past two years by appointing any of them.
“If our brothers and sisters that rushed into APC had good sense of history or genuine political orientation, they should know that all through the tenure of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the position of SGF was occupied by persons from the South.
“Therefore expecting that a northern President who has shown defined aversion for Ndigbo and Southeast would bend backward in a show of political repentance to consider any person from the zone, no matter how highly endowed, amounts to political daydreaming and historical blindness.”