- A community leader in Bauchi state has said Igbos will mobilise for a Nigerian president in 2023
- Chidi Chukwunta, the president-general, said he would do everything to get an Igboman to take over at the next general elections
- Chukwunta called for the unity of his kinsmen so as to produce a president of Igbo extraction in 2023
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Chidi Chukwunta, the president-general of the Igbo community in Bauchi state has said that the Igbo extraction would mobilise for the emergence of its kinsmen as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023.
According to The Guardian, Chukwunta made the disclosure on Sunday, August 2, after being sworn in as the new president of the Igbo community in Bauchi.
The community leader noted that he would do everything possible to get Igbo united to take over power in the next general elections.
“Considering the fact that other tribes have been on that throne, as the President of the Igbo here in Bauchi, I will support every move to ensure that an Igboman becomes a president in 2023,” Chukwunta said.
The Igbo leader while calling for the unity of his kinsmen appreciated Governor Bala Mohammed in ensuring the safety of Igbos in Bauchi amid the rise of insecurity in the northern state.
“Crisis has become a thing of the past in Bauchi but I know that there is insecurity in Borno and Kaduna and other part of the North but we are enjoying peace in Bauchi,” he said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation in Nigeria, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, urged political parties in Nigeria to look the way of the Igbos and give them a chance in 2023.
John Nwodo, the president general of the socio-political group, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma in Owerri.
Nwodo speaking on the 2023 presidency expressed confidence that the situation in Nigeria will be turned around if the Igbos are given the opportunity.
The group went on to urge the federal government to find a way of restructuring the present security apparatus in the country in order to combat the security challenges in Nigeria.
In a related development, 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.
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