- It appears that there is hope for the southeast region to produce the next president of Nigeria in spite of talks about rotating the slot
- However, Peter Obi has said Igbos must present a convincing argument why power should be given to them in 2023
- According to the former PDP vice presidential candidate, the southeast has compelling reasons to want to produce the country’s next president
If the southeast region heeds the advice of former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, the idea of an Igbo presidency in 2023 might just become a reality.
The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, August 9, revealed that the region needs to present a convincing argument to Nigeria as to why it has to be them that should produce the next president.
Speaking in an interview on Arise TV, Obi stated that the Igbos had compelling reasons to want to produce the country’s next president in 2023, Vanguard reports.
The former governor according to Sahara Reporters went on to note that the southeast must, however, embrace the politics of engagement and consultation, and not confrontation.
Shehu Sani shares how Igbos can take presidency
Earlier, Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central advised politicians in the southeast to build bridges of cordial relationships to the north, if they hope to get to the presidency.
In a video shared via Facebook, Sani explained that this will also work for the region economically and socially as many Igbos reside in the north.
Sani, who is also a fiery activist, social critic, and commentator, shared these thoughts during an interview with BBC Igbo.
Governor El-Rufai discloses what southeast should do to win 2023 presidency
Governor Nasir El-Rufai earlier advised the southeast region to aspire for the presidency through a political process, rather than resorting to threats.
El-Rufai gave the advice on Wednesday, May 6, at a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group.
The governor explained that politics has to do with negotiations and convincing others to vote for you.
Source: Legit.ng News