- The southeast APC leaders have started a strategy to ensure Igbo presidency in 2023
- Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo led the leaders of the party to a stakeholder meeting in Anambra on Saturday, January 23
- The leaders maintained that all hands must be on deck to achieve Igbo presidency in 2023
Apparently determined to produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor, the southeast leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have said the emergence of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction must be achieved in 2023.
The Nation reports that the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, the former Senate president, Ken Nnamani, the minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, the minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu and Sharon Ikeazor, spoke on Saturday, January 23, in Awka, the capital of Anambra state.
Legit.ng gathered the new move by the power brokers within the APC in the southeast may have reduced the chances of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to succeed Buhari in 2023.
The governor and the ministers spoke during the southeast meeting of APC at the Olivia Montage Hotel in Awka, which was attended by the leaders of the party in the zone
Governor Uzodinma while addressing the APC members, said if Ndigbo were serious about getting the presidency in 2023, the journey must begin with the governorship election in Anambra state
He said what Ndigbo was seeking in Nigeria was justice, fairness and equity, adding that they would not get it through ethnic politics in the country
In their comments, Ngige, Onu, Ikeazor and Nnamani, said the time to get Igbo presidency was now, starting with the Anambra election in November.
The APC leaders said Ndigbo must be at the centre in 2023, adding that Ebonyi state had joined APC while efforts were in top gear to get other southeast states to the mainstream.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Orji Uzor Kalu urged people of the southeast to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was reported that the former Abia state governor in a tweet on Monday, January 18, said the APC’s ongoing registration of new members and re-validation of old membership affords an opportunity for Igbo people to join the winning team.
The lawmaker suggested that joining the party is beneficial because the APC is committed to a united and indivisible Nigeria.
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