In order to achieve the clamour for an Igbo presidency in 2023, a South-East group has shortlisted some politicians from the region who have the potential of succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that the group, under the aegis of Umunna Lekki Association, comprises young Igbo entrepreneurs residing on the Highland part of Lagos State.
In a statement by the President of the group, Ikem Umeh-Ezeoke, the group expressed its readiness to support the Igbo presidency, adding that the list was released on Tuesday.
Umeh-Ezeoke stated that each of the shortlisted presidential hopefuls has the capacity to take the country to a greater height.
He disclosed that the group is ready to donate billions of Naira to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if they nominate Nigerians of Igbo extraction to fly their flags in the 2023 presidential election.
The candidates who were shortlisted from Abia State include Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Prof. Ngozi Okonji Iweala, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu.
From Anambra State, they listed former governor of the state, Peter Obi; Charles Udeogaranya, Ben Obi and Henry Okolie-Aboh.
The candidates listed from Ebonyi State included the state governor Dave Umahi, Ogbonnaya Onuh and Anyim Pius Anyim.
In Enugu, they picked Geoffrey Onyema, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Nnia John Nwodo Jnr and Ike Ekweremadu. For Imo State, they listed Emeka Ihedioha, Rochas Okorocha, Kema Chikwe and Humphrey Anumudu.