- The idea of Igbo presidency may not be a tall dream after all
- This is as even some northerners are in support of the notion
- One of those who see nothing wrong in the agitation is Isa Yuguda, a former Bauchi governor
A former governor of Bauch state, Isa Yuguda, is one of the very few northerners who are drumming support for Igbo presidency ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
In an interview with The Sun on Sunday, December 20, Yuguda said that if the Southeast is given a chance to produce Nigeria's next president in 2023, it will work well for the nation's unity.
The former northern governor said that if the North and the Southwest are given the opportunity to vie for the presidency, it is only logical and in keeping with national unity for an Igbo citizen to occupy the envied office.
“I strongly believe in justice and equity and in the oneness of our dear nation. Much as politics is a game of numbers, we must strive to build confidence among our regions, i.e, the north, east, and west.
“The east should be given a shot for the presidency, but should not be seen as a right, but comfort in the minds of our brothers and sisters, that as a region, they have had it too.
"If north-south is flying for now, why not north-west and east fly? If that will strengthen our unity and faith in our country, why can’t we have it? Igbo presidency will strengthen our country."
Earlier, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, had said that the time for a Nigerian president of southeast extraction was set.
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.
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 was to attain the presidency of Nigeria in 2023, adding that it was achievable.
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