- Two clerics from the southeast, Most Rev Henry Okeke and Bishop Emma C Obiorah, have also joined the 2023 presidency discourse
- The two men of God said giving an Igbo man the chance to become president in 2023 is the only thing that can bring peace and unity in the country
- The clerics appealed to the leading political parties in the country to ensure the southeast produce the next president after Buhari
Some religious leaders from the southeast have waded into the raging debates on which geopolitical zone should produce Nigeria's president in 2023.
The Nation reports that Anglican Bishop of Mbammili in Anambra West local government area, Most Rev Henry Okeke and Bishop Emma C Obiorah said it is the turn of the Igbo people to occupy the Aso Villa after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng gathers that the men of God said giving an Igbo man the chance to become president in the next general elections is the only thing that can bring peace and unity in the country.
The clerics who are also of Igbo extraction made their positions known during the celebration of Christo Feast 2019 at Life of Faith Gospel Assembly Ministries headquarters in Oyi local government area.
“For the country to survive, we need every tribe, we need equity and it is the turn of Igbo man to be the president of Nigeria.
“The impression some people have created against Ndigbo is bad.
“God loves Igbo the way He loves others. Igbo has the gift to fix this country again,” Obiorah was quoted to have said.
The cleric urged the federal government and the major political parties in the country to give Igbo the 2023 presidency to ensure the country remains united.
“I’m appealing to the federal government and the leading political parties in the country that they should work on giving Igbo the 2023 presidency for the unity to continue,” he said.
Bishop Okeke, in his own comments, urged Nigerians to pray for President Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to steer the affairs of the country in the right direction.
He also said that giving the Igbo the 2023 presidency will give the country the necessary balance which he said has been lacking.
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In a related development, the lead opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kickstarted the move to produce a consensus presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The first step planned by the party was to engage its members nationwide so as to produce a consensus candidate who will be accepted by all.
Legit.ng gathers that the party also plans to reconcile all its aggrieved members in a bid to put up a strong and united front and dislodge the ruling APC from power in 2023.
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