- Conversation on who becomes President Muhammadu Buhari's successor is taking to a new direction
- A Yoruba group, IPSC, has called for the presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023
- The group claimed that having Igbo presidency will harmonise Nigerians and uphold the principle of unity, justice and equity
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Igbo for President Solidarity Congress (IPSC), a group in the southwest, has solicited support for the presidency from the southeast in 2023, saying this will sustain the harmony and indivisibility of Nigeria.
The group made the call on Tuesday, September 29, in Ibadan, Oyo state's capital through its national president Dr. Olukayode OshinAriyo.
The IPSC group argued that in consonance with "federal character principle as entrenched in 1999 Constitution" southeast should be allowed to rule Nigeria.
The group also called for the implementation of the 2014 national confab, saying this would allow proper restructuring that will give all zones equal right to the presidency, Daily Sun reports.
In IPSC president's words:
“As sons and daughters of Oduduwa, having iron cast faith in unity in diversity, believing that Nigeria was founded by the consciousness of God and trusting that Nigeria will bounce back to become just, peaceful and egalitarian nation free of wants, diseases, poverty, corruption and insecurity, hereby proclaim that for the sake of peace, unity, justice and equity, we wholeheartedly support Nigerian president of Igbo extraction come 2023.
"A man or woman of Igbo extraction as Nigerian president will be a nationalist, cerebral leader with analytical minds to proffer the surest solution to multi-dimensional socio-economic and political challenges, confronting Nigeria as a nation."
Meanwhile, Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has been urged to throw the hat into the ring for the 2023 presidency as conversations over who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari heighten towards the climax.
The plea was demonstrated in a peaceful procession held by the Indigenes of Alor community in Idemili South local government area of Anambra state.
The peaceful protesters, who held various placards bearing different inscriptions, staged a solidarity walk to the palace of the traditional ruler of Alor, Igwe MacAnthony Elibe Okonkwo, urging Nigerians to support southeast for the 2023 project.
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