2023: Hope for Igbo Presidency as Top Southeast Politician Joins Presidential Race

2023: Hope for Igbo Presidency as Top Southeast Politician Joins Presidential Race

  • Sam Ohuabunwa on Thursday, September 9, declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election
  • The former chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), said his decision is based on convictions of what he can offer Nigeria
  • Ohuabunwa's declaration is coming amid calls that the next president should be from the southeastern part of the country

Lagos - Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, the president of the Ph*rmaceutical Society of Nigeria, has announced his decision to join the race as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Premium Times reports that the former chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), declared his readiness to join the presidential race at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, September 9.

Sam Ohuabunwa
Sam Ohuabunwa, has declared intentions to run for president in 2023. Photo credit: Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa
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Ohuabunwa, founder of Neimeth Ph*rmaceutical said his decision to rule in 2023, was not based on geopolitical location but on convictions of what he could offer Nigeria, The News added.

The Abia-born politician and businessman, however, did not disclose what platform he intends to use to achieve his aspirations.

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He went on to note that the political party he would be aligning with would be announced soon.

According to the convener of the New Nigeria Group, his mission would be to mobilise Nigerians from across the nation, irrespective of tribe or religion, to take a more active part in politics for a better Nigeria.

2023: Former INEC chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, endorsed as Nigeria’s next president

Earlier, the Jega Supporters Movement of Nigeria endorsed the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, as the best candidate to serve as president in 2023.

The group in a statement in Kano state argued that Jega has the leadership qualities to move Nigeria forward.

The chairman of the support group, Ahamad Tijjani, pointed out that Jega’s achievements in the academic sector and as the chairman of INEC stands him out.

2023 Presidency: My family, friends have asked me to contest

Meanwhile, ahead of the next general elections in 2023, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state said family members and friends have asked him to join the presidential race.

Mohammed stated this while receiving the Coalition of Northern Youth, National Union of Road Transport Workers and other Trade Unions at Government House, Bauchi on Thursday, August 11.

According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also urged him to contest, adding that he is in the process of consultation.

Source: Legit.ng

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