2023: Afenifere Dumps Southwest Aspirants, Backs Southeast for Presidency

2023: Afenifere Dumps Southwest Aspirants, Backs Southeast for Presidency

  • Prominent southwest group, Agenifere says it will support the emergence of an Igbo president in 2023
  • The group's leader and elder statesman, Pa Ayo Adebanjo says it is only fair that power should move to the southeast in 2023
  • According to Pa Adebanjo, the major ethnic groups in the country have had their turn and it should be the turn of the Igbos

Lagos - The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Saturday, January 29, said any attempt to deny the southeast the presidency in 2023 is a gang-up against the region dominated by Igbo.

Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo said those opposed to Igbo president are discriminatory against the southeast region.

Afenifere has canvassed for an Igbo president to replace Buhari in the 2023 polls. Photo credit: Aso Rock Villa
Source: Facebook

Pa Adebanjo told Vanguard newspaper:

“If there is anything like power shift in Nigeria, it should go to the southeast. There is doubt about that, any other thing is just gang-up.

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“There should not be any argument about that because the southwest has gotten it, the north has gotten, south-south has gotten it. You want the Igbo to remain in Nigeria but you want to discriminate against them.
“There should be no argument about where power should shift to, it should go to the southeast.”

2023: Northeast group canvasses support for Orji Uzor Kalu

In a related development, a group from the northeast region - Uzor Kalu Support Group (UKSUG) has urged the Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to run for the 2023 presidential election.

The group said Senator Kalu has wide contacts and acceptance across the country to run for the 2023 presidency.

The coordinator of UKSUG in the northeast, Mohammed Ajiji who said this in a statement seen by Legit.ng, added that the group believes that Senator Kalu has the professional and business acumen required to consolidate on the gains so far recorded by the Buhari administration.

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PDP warned against fielding northern presidential candidate in 2023

Meanwhile, the PDP has been warned against fielding a presidential candidate from northern Nigeria in 2023.

A political advocacy group, Reset Nigeria, made the call in a statement issued on Monday, January 14, and sent to Legit.ng.

The group said the PDP risks mass exodus of members and extinction if it fails to field a presidential candidate from southern Nigeria in line with the idea of a rotational presidency between the north and the south.

Source: Legit.ng

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