The national chairman of United Progressives Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, has berated some Igbo leaders over their unpatriotic utterances.
Speaking to newsmen on Monday, the UPP Chairman stated that such utterances were inimical and dangerous to the aspiration of Igbos to take a shot for the presidency in 2023.
He also lamented the position taken by what he described as “disgruntled political leaders” in the south-east concerning the ambition of Igbos in 2023.
According to Chekwa Okorie, equity demanded that South-East should be allowed and supported to enable the region address its challenges ranging from economy and infrastructures.
“2023 provides Ndigbo their brightest opportunity to produce the long-overdue Igbo President of Nigeria,” he said.
“It is worrisome though, that while eminent and respected opinion leaders from other political zones are lending their weighty voices in our favour, some of our own,(South Easterners) supposedly enlightened people are displaying very embarrassing lack of self confidence and defeatism that will obviously pain to no limits the valiant souls of the legendary, courageous and ebullient Dr Azikiwe, Dr M.I. Okpara, Dim Odumegwu-Ojukwu etc”.
Source: Naija News