An Igbo presidency group led by a Yoruba man has listed 11 Igbos they say are “qualified to be presented as presidential candidates in 2023 general elections”.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the Dr. Olukayode Oshiariyo group insists 2023 is the right time for an Igbo presidency to materialize, he said the South East geopolitical zone has been left out since 1999.
The names of the 11 Igbos were announced in Abuja on Friday August 28 by Oshiariyo.
“IPSC has come to the conclusion that in 2023, a man or woman of Igbo extraction will become the president of Nigeria.
“IPSC will engage in consultations across the six geo-political zones, visitation to Emirs, Obas, Eze, Obi and chiefs, to discuss and examine the characters and integrity of the eleven persons suggested,’’ he said.
The listed prominent Igbos like : Dr Ogbonaya Onu, Peter Obi, Dr Chris Ngige, Rochas Okorocha, Dave Umahi, Orji Uzor Kalu, Ike Ekweremadu, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ifeanyi Uba, and Kingsley Moghalu.
“Since 1999, South-West, North-West and South-South have produced presidents, conventionally, power rotates for equity and justice as implied in the Principles of Federal Character.
“Therefore, in 2023, passionate consideration should be accorded the South-East as the only zone in the Southern region that has yet to produce a president,’’ Oshiariyo added