Southeast leaders and organisations have begun serious consultations to pick a consensus candidate to replace Nnia Nwodo, whose tenure expires in January 2021.
Prominent members in the forum Southern and Middle Belt Leaders include Pa Edwin Clark, Senator Bassey Henshaw, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Yinka Odumakin, John Nwodo.
The pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has insisted that it is bent on putting a president of Southeast origin in Aso Rock villa in 2023.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the burning of the statue of late elder statesman, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe in Onitsha during the recent EndSARS protest in Nigeria
In a statement on Sunday, October 25, Ohanaeze described the hoodlums' attack on Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu's palace as highly regrettable and unfortunate.
The groups agreed to work with each other to ensure the protection of their people in both regions and de-escalated the current tension across the country.