Arthur Eze , the Igbo oil magnate has expressed his view on why an Igbo man can not become Nigeria’s president in 2023 . He said Igbo must first unite.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Arthur Eze said the main reason an Igbo man can not become president in 2023 is because Igbos do not love themselves. He said Igbo people do not love themselves and are not united.
Arthur Eze encouraged the Igbos to support a presidential candidate from any part of Nigeria who would pursue their interests at national level. He said the Igbos should not crave for an Igbo president for now.
Arthur Eze told Journalists after a church service in Ukpor, Anambra State on Sunday that in 2023 he will support a good leader irrespective of his ethnic group.
Arthur Eze said, “For the Igbo to be President, they must love themselves. Do they love themselves? The North is very kind. If you go to northern Nigerian, you will see churches everywhere. There are churches in Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Abuja and others yet they say there is hatred. Do we (Igbo) love ourselves?
He said only God can make an Igbo man president in 2023.
“Only God can make an Igbo man President. We shall pray to God to find an Igbo man who has character to help people. I would prefer someone who has conscience; somebody who will remember me. I don’t care where you come from.
He also shared his experience on how Northerners made him wealthy.
“I went to the North, they didn’t know who I was. They gave me $12m for the construction of Kano TV in 1980. I didn’t have one naira then. It was the same thing in Katsina, Borno and Kaduna. Then, they put me in oil business. They didn’t care where I came from. Tell me any Igbo man who can do that?”