- Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa is ready to run for Nigeria's most covetous pubic office
- The renowned ph*rmacist announced his decision to run on the platform of a new political party, the New Nigeria Group
- Ohuabunwa, one of the first aspirants of the southeast extraction made the declaration during an interview
Former chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, has officially declared his intention to seek the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The president of the Ph*rmaceutical Society of Nigeria declared his readiness to run during his appearance for an interview with an online television, TV360 Nigeria on Sunday, January 31.
According to Ohuabunwa, his decision to contest the 2023 presidential race is to provide the needed leadership that could help transform Nigeria, instead of offering advice from the background.
The 70-year-old went on to note that he is not coming for fun or to seek popularity.
Ohuabunwa's declaration is coming amid calls made by various groups, prominent Nigerians that the next president should be from the southeastern part of the country.
It would be recalled that back in 2020, the former chairman of NESG asked all lovers of equity and justice to rally round the Igbo to ensure that they produce the next president after Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Ohuabunwa described those who are opposed to a president of Igbo extraction in 2023 as selfish individuals, who only want to cause confusion and create a greater division, enmity, and unhappiness.
The respected business leader said that for equity, justice and fairness, the next president of Nigeria in 2023 should come from the southeast geopolitical zone.
Uzodinma says Ndigbo must unite to win the presidency
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state stated that the people of the southeast stand 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.
He was reported to have made the statement at a thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Ezeoke Nsu, Ehime Mbano local council area of the state.