2023: Southeast group bans Igbos from accepting vice president position

2023: Southeast group bans Igbos from accepting vice president position

- More groups in the southeast have continued to clamor for the Igbo presidency

-A group called the National Forum for Southeast Presidency disclosed why it will not settle for any position less than the presidency in 2023

- Some politicians from the region have already declared interests in contesting the presidency

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A group known as the National Forum for southeast Presidency has announced that it has banned everyone in the southeast region from aspiring for the post of vice presidency.

The group announced the ban after a meeting it held on Thursday, February 11, in Enugu.

According to Vanguard, the organisation insisted that the Igbo presidency in 2023 is not negotiable.

2023: southeast group bans all Igbos from accepting vice president position

Politicians from the southeast said it is the turn of the region to produce Nigeria’s next president. Photo: @HamxaAmanaw
Source: Twitter

The national president of the group, Patrick Enuneku, warned that any Igbo man who tries to take the vice presidential slot of any political party would not only be disgraced but face the wrath of the Igbo people.

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He said:

“We want to make it clear to every Nigerians that we have no particular political party of interest nor candidate. It is the choice of a favoured candidate of the Igbo extraction that would determine who and what party to support at the appropriate time."

Enuneku disclosed that the group has embarked on consultation with political stakeholders, former heads of State regarding the realisation of the Igbo presidency.

Meanwhile, Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, said the ruling APC will soon address the growing clamours for the Igbo presidency come 2023.

The governor expressed this confidence on Wednesday, February 10, while addressing the press after meeting with the Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe.

Umahi also berated people making "wrong personal views" on the issue of the southeast producing the next president for the country.

Umahi also claimed that everyone in the southeast wants to join the ruling APC. He described the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise of the party as 'world-class.'

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In another news, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the deputy whip of the House of Representatives, has sent a strong message to the federal government ahead of the 2023 general elections.

In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, the lawmaker said that the future elections in the country may still not be credible even with a new electoral act.

The lawmaker said on Tuesday, February 9, that unless there is a character change by a majority of Nigerians, a new electoral law would still not guarantee credible elections in 2023.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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