- Former speaker Ghali Na'Abba has revealed why he will support Igbo presidency in 2023
- Na'Abba said he would support the southeast zone if the region presents the best candidate
- The ex-speaker noted that there are competent people for the position in the southeast
Ghali Na’Abba, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, has said that the southeast should select their best and present them for selection in the 2023 presidential race.
Vanguard reports that he said the southeast has enough competent hands that can run the affairs of Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that Na’Abba spoke on Tuesday, September 1, when the National Political Equity Movement (NPEM), led by its convener, Chibuzor Okereke, paid him a working visit.
He said some of his best friends are from the southeast geo-political zone that are well endowed and readily available for his support anytime.
Na’Abba said in 1999, the late Alex Ekwueme would have emerged the presidential candidate if not for the strong influence of the military because people believed in him.
“As of today, there’s an array of competent Igbo leaders in the mould of Senator Ken Nnamani, Pius Anyim and several others from the southeast that can conveniently run our political affairs.
“If they bring incompetent hands it may spoil their chance in 2023, if they bring good hands, I will support the southeast," he said.
Earlier, in his remarks, convener of the movement, Chibuzor Okereke, had thanked the former speaker for his support as his lecturer and a true fighter for justice and equity.
He said: "We are here to thank you and gather more from your fountain of knowledge."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Victor Umeh, said the southeast should produce the president of Nigeria come 2023, for the sake of the unity of Nigeria.
It was reported that he pointed out that the zone should not be denied the opportunity on a historical basis regarding the Nigerian civil war.
Umeh said this at the reopening of the Enugu airport on August 31, that all the zones in the south have produced leadership of the country except the southeast.
In another report, eleven politicians from the southeast were listed by a political pressure group, the Igbo for President Solidarity Congress (IPSC), as possible candidates for the Igbo presidency in 2023.
The group in a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, August 27, said the agitation for Biafra will be quelled if Nigeria produced a president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
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