- An APC chieftain and appointee of the federal government says President Buhari is in support of an Igbo president in 2023
- Osita Okechukwu, an Enugu-born politician made the claim while interacting with journalists in Abuja
- According to Okechukwu, other prominent Nigerians are also favourably disposed towards an Igbo presidency in 2023
FCT, Abuja - The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is silently in support of Nigeria president of Igbo extraction 2023 project.
Okechukwu also said some other prominent Nigerians are supporting the Igbo presidency project, but he didn't mention any names.
According to ThisDay newspaper, Okechukwu appealed to Buhari to honour elder statesman Chief Mbazulike Amechi with the release of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The APC chieftain appealed to IPOB to support Nigeria president of Igbo extraction 2023 project.
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Asked if IPOB’s support for Nigerian president of Igbo extraction 2023 project was a precondition for the release of Kanu, Okechukwu said:
“Capital No, it is not a precondition. All I am saying is that Mr. President and a host of other Nigerians are silently in support of Nigeria president of Igbo extraction 2023 project, but are wary and reticent of IPOB stance.
“Therefore, in my little opinion, IPOB support of our project will kill two birds with one stone.”
Okechukwu explained that one stone is the release of Kanu, another is the return of economic activities to the geopolitical zone and thirdly, IPOB support would no doubt rekindle wider support of Nigeria president of Igbo extraction 2023 project.
“My understanding of IPOB agitation is to end Igbo marginalization, if that’s the case then our 2023 Nigeria president of Igbo extraction will be the end of the civil war. Nigerians are waiting for IPOB to change gear.”
Buhari Says He’ll Consider Request for Nnamdi Kanu’s Release
President Muhammadu Buhari had promised to consider the request for an unconditional release of Kanu, who is currently standing trial for treason.
The president made the promise on Friday, November 19 while receiving a group under the aegis of Highly Respected Igbo Greats.
The Igbo elders were led by First Republic parliamentarian and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi.
Igbo Leaders Meet Buhari in Aso Rock Over Nnamdi Kanu
Legit.ng had earlier reported that notable leaders from the southeast geopolitical zones on Friday, November 19 met with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Apart from Amaechi, others in attendance were a former governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife.
Also in the delegation were the co-chair, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, Mr Tagbo Amaechi, and Chief Goddy Uwazurike.