The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reportedly fixed December 27 for street rallies to campaign for Igbo Presidency in 2023.
The apex Igbo group also noted that plans had been concluded to write President Muhammadu Buhari, and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to notify them of the need to zone the 2023 President to the South-East region.
The group plan to hold rallies in all South-East states (Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states) simultaneously.
Speaking in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Chairman in the Diaspora, said;
“Those we are considering for the presidential seat from Igbo are present and past governors, senators and House of Representatives members from the zone who are performers.
“We envision a Nigeria where leadership is based on the ability to work hard, where fairness reigns with a sense of direction and accountability to the various groups and for the common good of the country.
“It’s now the turn of the South-East to provide good leadership for the good of all Nigerians so as to move Nigeria in a positive direction.”
“We believe in alignment. We cannot get the presidency by ourselves, even if all the Igbo vote. We are already working with people from other zones and we are in talks with them already,” he said.
Also, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, will lead a delegation of pro-Biafra group, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), to meet with President Buhari regarding the 2023 Presidency.
This was revealed on Friday at the Enugu Government House in Enugu, by the leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, after a joint meeting with the governors of the region, leaders of thought, ministers and National Assembly members, Ministers, traditional and religious leaders.
“We demand that the South-East be given the opportunity to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023,” he said.
Madu who presented a 10-point communique during the meeting, had demanded that the Igbo should be given the opportunity to produce the president for Nigeria in 2023.
“We demand that the South East be given the opportunity to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023.
“Disarming of killer herdsmen with AK47 in the South East, who have occupied our forests and farmlands, destroying, kidnapping, killing and raping our women, while we pledge to continue to live and work peacefully with our brothers and sisters of our herdsmen who have been living peacefully with us.
“Creation of one state in the South East to be like other regions in Nigeria,” Madu said.
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