The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, the apex socio-political youth group in the South-East region, has expressed their disappointment over the news making the rounds about former President Goodluck Jonathan planning secretly to run for the 2023 Presidency, at a time the region is fighting to occupy the number seat in the country, for equity, fairness and justice,
The group in a statement issued by its President-General, Goodluck Ibem, spoke while reacting to the reports that the former President has dumped his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in a bid to run for the 2023 Presidency under his new party.
The statement by the group partly reads: “We are really surprised that despite the unalloyed support of the people of South-East to Dr. Jonathan, he is aspiring to be Nigerian President, when the current mood of the nation is for an Igbo man to become President in 2023.
“The first person we expect to support and champion the course of Igbo Presidency is Dr. Goodluck Jonathan having benefited immensely from the unalloyed support of the people of South-East.”
The group speaking further, alleged that several Igbos were killed, while other lost their properties while they were supporting the former President, saying that it is time for Jonathan to reciprocate the support.
The statement noted: “Now is the time for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to reciprocate the good gestures of the people of South-East, by coming out openly to support the people of the region to produce Nigerian President come 2023.”