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Group Unveils Faces For 2023 Igbo Presidency



An Igbo socio-political and cultural group, Movement for Justice and Equity/Solidarity for Election of President of Igbo Extraction, has claimed Presidency 2023 for the Igbos adding that other tribes eyeing the seat aside from Igbos are greedy and insatiable.

Hence the group endorsed former governor of Abia State and Senator-elect for Abia North district, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu,  Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for 2023 Igbo presidency.

Naija News understands that that last month saw speculations on whether the Presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari‘s second tenure will emerge from the East or  South Western regions of the country.

For instance, a group had warned Buhari that Tinubu helped him to win the elections so that he could maintain his control of the party and stake in government ahead of “his 2023 ambition”.

National President of the group, Chief Simon Chukwuemeka Ogonaezi, who made the endorsement in Onitsha  “there are other Igbo people who are fit for the seat of the president, but, we endorsed the trio of Ekweremadu, deputy Senate president, Obi, former governor of Anambra State and vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Uzor Kalu because of their good track records.

“2023 is the turn of the Igbo nation to produce the president of this country and whoever that is eyeing the seat from other ethnic nation is insatiable and greedy because the North and West have taken their slots.

“The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government should embrace federal character and government of inclusiveness in all her undertakings.

“They should ensure they zone the Senate president to the South East.

“In 2015, during the inauguration of the red chambers, they claimed no APC senator came from South East and that was why they zoned out Senate president from South East.

“Presently, the Senate president comes from North, president comes from North, vice president from South West and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) also from the North.

“In order to give the Igbo nation a sense of belonging, the Senate president this time around should come from the South East. Deputy Senate president is not enough for the Igbo, the likes of Chief Uzor Kalu and Benjamin Uwajimogu, who are elected senators under APC from Abia North senatorial district and Okigwe North zone respectively, should be considered for the Senate president.

“It is not acceptable to give us deputy Senate president. Yoruba and Hausa have taken Senate president slots, but Igbo have not,” he stated.

He also condemned the marginalization of the Igbo in the infrastructural development of the country, adding that the South East is the most marginalized in a country where it is part and parcel of.