A Coalition of Igbo groups, and Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, have on Sunday, named the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi; and the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu; as the best Presidential Candidates from the South-East, for the 2023 general elections,
The Coalition said that it reached the decision, after a joint meeting in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, where it deliberated on the best Candidate from the South-East and South-South, for the Presidency in 2023.
This was contained in a statement signed by, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, OYC, Mazi Alex Okemiri (President, World Igbo Youth Congress), Dr. Mrs Helen Ogbonnaya (National Leader, South-East Women Professionals), and Comrade Chidi Ugwujo (President Igbo Students Union).
According to the groups: “Umahi is the jewel of the South-East, with evidence of infrastructural development in Ebonyi. He is the best-performed Governor in the South-East, and he is eminently capable to be PDP Presidential Candidate in 2023.
“RT. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, is a true son Igbo Nation, former Governor of Rivers State, and currently the Minister of Transport; we believe that he is the most trusted person in the seat of power. An Igbo adage that says “one good Gesture done to one can be reciprocated to another”. Buhari can reciprocate this kind gesture to Igbos, through RT. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi.
“Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is a first-class Scientist, a former Governor of Old Abia, won the Defunct APP Presidential Ticket in 1998, the former National Chairman of Defunct ANPP, the arrowhead of the merger of three political parties that formed APC, and the Minister of Science and Technology, with impeccable leadership qualities, tested and trusted, a great Nigerian Patriot, and without any trace of corruption allegations for decades; he is the most consistent Igbo Politician, and well acceptable across Nigeria.
“These are the best Presidential materials and Candidates Igbo youths present to Nigerians at the moment.”
The former Governor of Imo State and serving Senator, Rochas Okorocha, was however, not named on the list, despite trying out for the Presidency in past Presidential elections.
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