- Ahead of 2023, elder statesman Mbazurike Amaechi has waded in on the agitation for the southeast to produce President Buhari's successor
- The former minister of aviation said the guaranteed way to achieve an Igbo presidency is for the two major parties to zone their tickets to the region
- Amaechi also spoke on the need for the Ndigbo to remain united, noting that unity is very important in achieving the presidential ambition
Abakaliki, Ebonyi state - Elder statesman Mbazurike Amaechi, says the only way an Igbo man can emerge as Nigeria's president in 2023 is for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone their presidential tickets to the southeast.
The Guardian reported that Amaechi who is a former aviation minister in the First Republic said this on Thursday, December 2, in Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi state.
According to him, it will be difficult for the Igbo to win the presidential election in the country unless the two main parties concede their tickets to the region.
Amaechi also noted that southeast has to be united to achieve its bid to produce the nation's president.
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Presidency 2023: Yoruba group declares support for Rochas Okorocha
The group claimed Yoruba people have decided to support a southeasterner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Legit.ng gathered the coordinator of the group, Prince Ebunola Martins, stated at a town hall meeting in Lagos on Monday, November 29, that the Yorubas reached a consensus that the next president should come from the southeast.
2023: Buhari silently supporting Igbo presidency, says Okechukwu
In a related development, the director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has said that President 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.
Okechukwu also appealed to Buhari to honour elder statesman Chief Amaachi on the release of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.