- Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has called on all political leaders to allow southeast produce the next president of Nigeria
- According to president-general of the association, Prof George Obiozor, the country must create a political equilibrium that accommodates all the regions
- Going further, Obiozor pointed that it is only the Southeast that has not had a shot at the presidency since the return of democracy in 1999
A call has been made to all power brokers in the country. The call was made by the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Prof George Obiozor.
According to him, a president of the southeast extraction will ensure political balance and a sense of belonging to the region. He said Nigeria must create a political equilibrium that accommodates all the regions, The Nation Newspaper reports.
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Going further, he pointed that it is only the Southeast that has not had a shot at the presidency since the return of democracy in 1999.
He added that history, the principle of fairness, morality and “all logical reasoning” justify the demand for an Igbo president.
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“We in Igboland are ready to give you candidates that are confident, with the capacity to perform. We ask the nation to create a political balance that includes not just the South and North but the Eastern region of Nigeria.
“We need someone to re-energise the nationalist spirit in Nigeria and the Igboland will produce one.
“Man proposes and God disposes but by all logical reasoning and judging by history, it is high time Southeast produces the next president."
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The Igbo socio-political group said it would continue with the insistence that it is the turn of the southeast region to produce a president in 2023.
Describing Tinubu as a man of conscience, the spokesperson for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Alex Ogbonnia, said the APC national leader should also be interested in justice and equity. Ogbonnia said the rotation of Nigeria's presidency between the north and southern region of the country is a fact in the public domain which is well known by everyone.
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Chief Bode George, a PDP chieftain, has described as a huge joke Bola Tinubu's 2023 presidential ambition.
Tinubu, an APC chieftain and former Lagos governor, announced on Monday, January 10, that he had informed President Buhari about his ambition.
George, however, said Tinubu is not fit to be Nigeria's president, adding that the APC leader "is living in cuckoo land".