- Forty-six professors have been brainstorming on the actualisation of Igbo presidency in 2023
- Walter Oji made this known as a conversation on the next president coming from the southeast takes a central stage
- Meanwhile, many candidates from the southeast have been tipped to take over the presidency in 2023 when Muhammadu Buhari's tenure ends
Walter Oji, president of Nigeria Presidential Project (NNP), has disclosed that about 46 professors across ethnic groups in Nigeria are working towards the actualisation of Igbo presidency in 2023.
According to him, four former heads of state and other prominent Nigerians are already joining the advocacy for the southeast to produce the next president.
Legit.ng notes that the conversation on who takes the baton of leadership from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 has been gaining momentum with groups, coalitions and individuals establishing arguments on where the presidency should be zoned to.
Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, and transport minister Rotimi Amaechi have been identified as top hands for the job.
But the call for the zoning of 2023 presidency to the southeast region has been taking a central position with governors and ministers from the zone backing Igbo presidency when Buhari's tenure is over.
Among them is David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, who pitched his tents with those who believe the next president should come from the southeast region.
Speaking in Akwa, Oji urged the southeast youths to maintain peace and suspend "uncontrolled and seemingly indefinite protests that can lead to anarchy and breakdown of law and order."
In his words:
“46 professors that cut across ethnic divides, four former heads of state and other prominent Nigerians are working towards the actualisation of the project.”
Meanwhile, APC has stated that it has not yet decided which region it would zone its presidential ticket by 2023.
Chairman of the party's national caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, made this know during an interview with the Saturday Sun.
The electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced that the next presidential election will hold on February 28, 2023, and Governor Buni said the ruling party is currently rebuilding and reconciling aggrieved members.
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