I Don’t Believe in Igbo Presidency, MASSOB Leader, Uwazuruike

I Don’t Believe in Igbo Presidency, MASSOB Leader, Uwazuruike

  • The clamour for a southeast presidency has has been rubbished by a foremost southeasterner, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike
  • According to Uwazuruike who is the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, he does not believe in the agitation
  • He consequently called on Nigerians and party leaders to shun zoning, as it had no place in the constitution of the country

In a revelation that will surprise many Nigerians, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has insisted that he does not believe in Igbo presidency in 2023.

He disclosed this after led some southeast youths in a solidarity march in Owerri, Imo, in support of the 2023 presidential bid of Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Uwazuruike who also said he does not believe in the president of Igbo extraction said the contest should be thrown open, Vanguard Newspaper reports.

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I Don’t Believe in Igbo Presidency, MASSOB Leader, Uwazuruike
MASSOB leader, Uwazuruike, says he does not believe in Igbo presidency in 2023. Photo: Yahaya Bello
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The youths, who started the procession from the MASSOB leader’s house in Owerri, marched through the streets, carrying different placards, with inscriptions such as “Power to the Youths, Support Yahaya Bello”, “Youths Can Also Lead”, and “Yahaya Bello for the Youths”, among others.

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They made it clear that the only solution to Nigeria’s political quagmire was for power to go to the youths.

According to them, in this regard, Bello is the right fit for the position of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He said:

“All Nigerians should rally around the youthful governor. We are supporting Bello for this and no one else. That he has the capacity to solve the problem of insecurity and a host of others facing the nation is not in doubt.
“This is a crucial time in the history of the country. We must give youths a chance, especially one that has demonstrated uncommon capacity, in the person of Yahaya Bello."

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Uwazuruike, who is also the founder of the Biafran Independent Movement (BIM) said f Nigeria’s sovereignty must be upheld, and the idea of an Igbo president should be discarded.

2023: Arewa elites applying divide-and-rule to stall power shift to south, says Afenifere, others

Meanwhile, leaders of Afenifere, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Edwin Clark and Prof. Bitrus Pogu, on Monday, April 25 accused the north of plotting to abort shifting power to the south.

The groups decried the insincerity of northern leaders over the principle of zoning, stressing that after eight years of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency, nothing short of zoning the presidency to the southeast would resolve the restiveness in the country.

They, therefore, enjoined the two major political parties, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to cede their presidential tickets for the 2023 poll to southeast geopolitical zone for peace, unity and stability of the country.

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Afenifere leader, Chief Adebanjo, said the northern political elites were applying divide-and-rule tactics to stall the return of power to the south.

Senator Chris Ngige joins 2023 presidential race, to battle for APC ticket

Meanwhile, after months of speculations, Senator Chris Ngige has officially declared his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 on the platform of the APC.

The minister of labour and employment made the announcement in his hometown at Alor in Idemili North, Anambra state, on Tuesday, April 19.

Ngige said he has what it takes to rule Nigeria and promised to be a president every Nigerian would be proud of.

Source: Legit.ng

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