- The search for Nnia Nwodo's successor is now on according to reports
- Nwodo is the incumbent president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo whose tenure will expire in January 2021
- Report has it that southeast leaders are looking for a consensus candidate that will boost their chances come 2023 presidential election
In efforts to have a consensus candidate, southeast leaders and organisations have started consultations in order to get someone to replace Nnia Nwodo.
The tenure of Nwodo, the incumbent president of the apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, expires in January 2021, hence the search for a consensus candidate.
According to an unnamed source, the decision to pick a consensus candidate was taken at a meeting recently. The meeting was reportedly called by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
The source said southeast leaders have decided to put their house in order so that they can speak with one voice in public on topics affecting the region.
Meanwhile, the source noted that there is divided interest in the position given that whoever occupies the position will have a say in the coming presidential election in year 2023 which many people believe will be zoned to the south.
The pan-Igbo group made the statement through its overseas chairman, Nwachukwu Anakwenze.
Anakwenze said the southeast is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to make an Igbo man president in the next three years.
In other news, Ohanaeze recently asked the federal government to send an executive bill to the National Assembly for the immediate creation of additional states and more local governments in the southeast.
Chuks Ibegbu, spokesman of the organisation, in a statement sent to journalists on Thursday, September 10, decried the losses Ndigbo incurred for having the least number of states and local government areas in Nigeria.
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