- A former Senate president has shared his thoughts on a president of Igbo extraction come 2023
- According to Anyim Pius Anyim, the time has come for Nigeria's next leader to be from the southeast
- The former SGF went on to urge those calling for an Igbo president to put in more effort
With less than four years to the next general election, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim has said that the time for a Nigerian president of southeast extraction is now.
Anyim, the former president of the senate those calling for Igbo presidency should put in more effort as the time has come to pursue that ambition, The Cable reports.
Speaking at a summit on Friday, December 18, Anyim noted that he is of the opinion that the present-day political interest of the Igbo is to attain the presidency of Nigeria come 2023, adding that it is achieveable.
This development is coming as Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state stated that the people of the southeast stood a chance of producing the next president of Nigeria if they unite.
The governor advised Igbos to effectively begin to plan how to win the 2023 presidency.
The former Senate president has alleged that his life is now in danger over his refusal to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Anyim in an open letter on Monday, November 30, accused Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state of plotting to kill him.
He notified the public, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the alleged threat to his life.
In a related development, Senator Ike Ekweremadu called on southeast politicians to engage the northern part of the country in dialogue in their quest for Igbo presidency in 2023.
The former deputy Senate president made the call on Wednesday, November 25 in Abuja at a book presentation authored by brands strategist, Ikem Okuhu.
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