The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and some Leaders of the Church in the South-East region of the country, have fixed December 27, 2020, for street rallies, to campaign for the 2023 Igbo Presidency,
They also said that they had concluded arrangements to write President Muhammadu Buhari, the Leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to notify them of the need to zone the 2023 Presidency to the marginalised region.
They stated that the rallies would hold in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States, simultaneously.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Chairman in Diaspora, Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, disclosed these to Journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
His words: “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 is 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.”
Anakwenze noted that the Igbos would need the support of other regions, to produce the next President.
“We believe in alignment. We cannot get the Presidency by ourselves, even if all the Igbos vote. We are already working with people from other zones, and we are in talks with them already”, he added.
In a related manner, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, will lead a Delegation of the pro-Biafra group, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and other youth groups, to meet with President Buhari regarding the 2023 Igbo Presidency.
The MASSOB Leader, Uchenna Madu, disclosed this on Friday, at the Government House, in Enugu, after a joint meeting with the Governors of the region, Leaders of thought, Ministers, and National Assembly members, as well as Traditional and Religious Leaders from the region.
Madu, who read a 10-point demand of the Igbo youths, had earlier demanded that the Ndigbo should be allowed to produce a President in 2023.
“We demand that the South-East be given the opportunity to produce the President of Nigeria in 2023”, he said.
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