POLITICS 2023: Group Drums Support For Igbo Presidency in Ibadan
A pressure group, Igbo for President Solidarity Congress (IPSC), on Tuesday, said that the Igbo in the South East geo-political zone of Nigeria should be allowed to produce the next president for Nigeria in 2023.
The group noted that this is necessary in a bid to sustain the indivisibility of the nation and build an egalitarian society that everybody will be proud to belong.
The National President of IPSC, Dr. Olukayode Oshin-Ariyo, made the call at a press conference held at Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
At the press conference were Eze Ndigbo of Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie; Chief Paulinus Ugoeze-Anozie, who represented of Eze Ndigbo of Osun State, Ezekiel Onyejiekwe; President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo of Oyo State, Chief Ndidi Nzeako and Deputy Chairman, South East, IPSC, Rev (Dr.) Hellen Amuzie-James.
Oshin-Ariyo, while speaking, noted that the need for Igbo presidency was in consonance with Federal Character Principle as entrenched in 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“As sons and daughters of Oduduwa, having iron cast faith and unity in diversity, believing that Nigeria was founded by consciousness of God, and trusting that Nigeria will bounce back to become just, peaceful and egalitarian nation free of wants, diseases, poverty, corruption and insecurity, hereby proclaim that for the sake of peace, unity, justice and equity, we wholeheartedly support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction come 2023.
“There must be a Memorandum of Undertaking between a man of woman of Igbo extraction presidential aspirant and the Yoruba leaders covenanting effective implementation of restructuring agenda as enunciated in the 2014 Confab report. A man or woman of Igbo extraction as Nigerian President will be a nationalist, cerebral leader with analytical minds to proffer surest solution to multi-dimensional socio-economic and political challenges, confronting Nigeria as a nation.