The Movement for Election of Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction, has called on Igbo politicians to work in unity to actualise South-East’s ambition to produce the president in 2023.
The national convener of the group, Vincent Ezekwueme, made the call in Enugu on Wednesday.
Mr Ezekwueme called on Igbo leaders to unite with politicians from other regions of the country to achieve the “golden quest for a Nigeria President of South-East extraction come 2023.”
According to him, the South-East producing the next president is achievable if the region mobilise Nigerians.
“There is no time to waste; let us start in earnest mobilising and seeking the support, solidarity and goodwill of other people and zones in the country. Pertinently, power is not given but taken through mobilising and influencing the majority of the citizenry to support the project,” he explained. “It will be the greatest weapon for peace, unity, tranquility, progress and prosperity, if the presidency is zoned to the South-East to assuage our long cries of marginalisation.”
According to him, major political parties should cede their presidential candidacy to the South-East in the interest of justice, equity, peace, unity, good conscience, morality “and mutual coexistence.”
The national convener urged political, religious and traditional leaders in the zone to constitute contact, mobilisation and sensitisation committees to begin mobilising other zones to support the project.
“Together, with relentless efforts of all of us and by God’s grace, we will certainly realise Nigerian president of South-East extraction at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023,” he added.
Source: Peoples Gazette