- Ohanaeze Ndigbo has again reiterated for the emergence of a Nigerian president of southeast extraction
- The pan-Igbo socio-cultural group on Monday, February 14, appealed to other regions to support the zone
- The group’s President-General, Prof George Obiozor said they have been campaigning for their rights to leadership since 1960
Owerri, Imo - The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex socio-cultural organisation has again, called for the emergence of a Nigerian president of southeast extraction in 2023.
The Punch reports that the president-general of the group, Prof. George Obiozor revealed that an Igbo president will unite the country and restore national hope.
The group on Monday, February 14, urged other zones of the country to support a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
Obiozor speaking in Owerri, Imo state regarding the struggle to the actualization of Igbo presidency pleaded with other regions to set aside fears and prejudices against the zone to move Nigeria forward, Vanguard added.
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According to him, wherever Nigeria picks its president from in 2023 will send a strong message to Ndigbo.
He explained that Igbo have been campaigning for their rights to leadership in Nigeria since 1960.
The president-general also said anyone that says Igbos have not campaigned enough about a southeast president is guilty of historical fallacy.
2023: Again, Ohanaeze warns PDP, APC to zone presidential ticket to southeast
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide insisted that power must shift to the southeast in the 2023 presidential election.
The president-general of the group on Thursday, January 27 warned that any attempt to jettison the north/south political rotational arrangement would throw Nigeria into a political crisis.
He urged the All Progressive Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and other political parties to respect the political rotation.
Stop harassing Okorocha, other Igbo presidential aspirants, Ohanaeze warns EFCC
Meanwhile, the Igbo socio-cultural organisation issued a stern warning to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) accused the anti-corruption agency of harassing the people of the southeast to forsake their 2023 presidential ambition.
Nnabuike in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 1, noted that it had become a norm for the anti-graft agency to go after aspirants of the southeast extraction once they indicate interest in the presidential race.