- Former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, says he is in support of Igbo presidency in 2023
- Nnamani said that the demand for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023 was justified
- The APC chieftain, however, warned that Ndigbo should actively participate in the politics of 2023 to get what they want
Former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, has said that the demand for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023 was justified.
According to Nnamani, Igbos have shown more commitment to Nigeria than any other tribe in the country, hence they deserve to occupy the number one position in the country.
Nnamani made the comment while speaking to journalists in his Amechi Awkunanaw country home in Enugu state on Saturday, July 11.
The occasion was a reception organized in his honour by some All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in the state after the former Senate president was picked as the representative of the southeast in the APC caretaker National Working Committee.
Nnamani, however, warned that Ndigbo should actively participate in the politics of 2023, stressing that power is never given but taken.
His words: “Ndigbo are not known to be shy. It is left for Ndigbo to make the necessary noise to tell the world that they are part of Nigeria.
“But political positions is not a buffet where you will take rice, beans, egg or whatever you want. If you want something, you work for it.
“Ndigbo are not making mistake for aspiring for 2023 presidency but when the time comes they have to participate to say they are part of Nigeria.”
On his recent appointment as a member of APC caretaker and transition committee, Nnamani revealed that the committee was working towards repositioning the party to avoid the numerous internal squabbles that made it lose some vital states during the 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), southeast zone, on Tuesday, July 7, rejected the rumoured zoning of the party's presidential ticket to the north in 2023.
PDP national vice chairman, southeast, Chief Austine Umahi, in a statement sent to journalists, said the decision on the zoning of the presidential ticket has not been discussed by the leadership of the party.
Umahi was reacting to a recent statement by a former governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam, that the PDP had zoned its 2023 presidential ticket to the north.
He said the former Benue governor's statement were “personal wishes” which could not be seen as the collective decision of the party.
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