A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kailani Muhammad, has said that it took President Bola Tinubu almost 40 years to build bridges around North before they eventually voted for him.
Kailani also urged top politicians in the South East to build bridges across the country by emulating Tinubu and the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe for them to benefit more from power sharing.
As leadership race of the 10th National Assembly heats up with political alignments and realignments across the country, Kailani reiterated that Senator Abdulaziz Yari secured more votes for Tinubu and should be the next Senate President.
He noted that neither Orji Uzo Kalu nor Godswill Akpabio should be Senate President because APC did not secure much votes from their respective geopolitical zones.
The APC chieftain, who also doubles as National Chairman of Tinubu Support Network and Director-General of Amalgamated APC Support Groups, said: “South East gave us meager votes, yet, it want to produce the next Senate President. Where is it ever done?
“That is why we have been telling our Igbo brothers and sisters to build bridges across the country as Tinubu did; after all, we are brothers and sisters.
“The great Azikiwe of Africa did this when Nigeria was about to break. He went to the North. Awolowo did the same just to ensure a peaceful and progressive Nigeria.
“It took Tinunu almost 40 years to build bridges around the North, and they eventually voted for him at the right time. South East did not vote for him. Those few votes from that region are from Nigerians of other extraction living there.
“The Yoruba there did not vote for him either. They went to the church and said it was going to be a religious war, which is not supposed to be.
“We should have it at the back of our mind that at the top, people only know naira and dollar. When those of us at the bottom are fighting, in the night, they are together enjoying themselves.”