- Southeast governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo have revealed three steps they will take in a bid secure the presidency in 2023
- Ohanaeze Ndigbo leader Nwachukwu Anakwenze said a solidarity march will be organised across the southeast states in December
- Anakwenze added that letters will be written to President Buhari and the leadership of the APC and the PDP to seek their support
In a bid to achieve their aims of producing President Muhammadu Buhari's successor in 2023, southeast governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other stakeholders from the zone have launched a new initiative.
The Nation reported that the Igbo stakeholders said they will take three important steps under the new initiative.
The first step is a solidarity march which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 27.
According to the chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the diaspora, Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze, Christian clerics from the orthodox and Pentecostal churches will also be involved in the march.
Legit.ng gathers that the march will take place simultaneously in the five south-east states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.
The second step to be taken under the initiative is to write letters to President Buhari, and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Anakwenze explained that the purpose of the letters is to seek the support of the president and the two major parties in the country.
The third step is forming alignments with other geopolitical zones in the country.
Anakwenze said the Igbo leaders believe in alignment as they are aware the zone cannot get the presidency by itself, even if all the Igbos vote.
The Igbo leader also revealed that those to be considered to join the presidential race include present and past governors and federal legislators from the southeast.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, pitched his tents with those who believe the next president should come from the southeast region.
Speaking during a broadcast on Monday, October 26, Umahi, who is the chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum (SGF), posited that for the sake of fairness and justice, and more importantly to protect the national harmony, the next president should come from the southeast.
The governor further maintained that this is the spirit and the voice of the youths from the region.
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