- It is the turn of the Igbo to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023, John Nwodo has said
- Nwodo, who is the president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says it must be the turn of the Igbo to produce the country's next president if there must be justice and fairness in the system
- The Igbo leader says anybody who denies this fact is deliberately throwing the country into chaos
The president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has said it is the turn of the Igbo to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023.
Nwodo, who stated this in an interview with Sunday Tribune, warned that anybody plotting to deny the Igbo the slot will be throwing the country into chaos.
Legit.ng gathers that Nwodo asked all political parties in the country to look in the direction of the southeast while shopping for presidential candidates in the next general elections.
He said: “It is undoubtedly the turn of the Igbo to run for president in 2023 under the present constitution. Anybody who denies this fact is deliberately throwing the country into chaos.
“It is incontestable and if there must be justice and fairness in the system, it must be the turn of the Igbo and I implore all political parties to take cognisance of this fact."
Legit.ng previously reported that a former governor of old Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, proposed that the 2023 presidency should go to the southeast geopolitical zone.
The elder statesman asserted that zoning the 2023 presidency to the Igbo would give them a sense of belonging in Nigeria and promote national unity and cohesion.
The former governor said the move was necessary to ensure equity, justice, and fairness among Nigerians and in the country’s general interest.
He suggested that it should be the southeast’s turn to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023, regardless of which party it would come from.
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