The apex Igbo socio-cultural body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has declared that Igbo presidency in 2023 would be the healing balm to the bruises and injuries Nigeria has sustained over the decades.
The youth wing of Ohanaeze said the two leading parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), should not deny South-Easterners of their presidential tickets.
The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, said denying a southeastern aspirant the presidential ticket would inarguably deteriorate the condition of the country into a more pitiable state.
The National President of OYC, Igboayaka Igboayaka, in a press release, on Saturday urged every critical stakeholder in Nigeria to consider earnestly the Nigerian president of Southeast extraction in 2023 as a call to build a new Nigeria.
The statement read, “The only remedy is to collectively install Southeastern person as the next president of Nigeria. There is bruises and wounds all over Nigeria, the only balm to heal the wounds is by APC and PDP giving their president ticket in 2022 to any aspirant of Southeast extraction, any mistake will take the wounds of Nigeria into cancer that will laid Nigeria to rest at the end of the year 2022.
“Any aspirant that is not from South-East aspiring to pick APC or PDP presidential ticket in 2022 is like someone removing the roof of his building and expects not to be drenched when the rains come.
“It may be a constitutional right of any aspirant to vie for the president of Nigeria in 2023, but it’s a moral and conventional right of Southeast to produce the next president of Nigeria.
“It’s on record without debate that Southeastern have made themselves “Land Lords” of the Nigeria project; 2023 president of Nigeria needs that Zone that has property in all the Local Governments in Nigeria.”
He reiterated that having a southeastern man in Aso Rock would not only unify the various tribes but also expedite the development and rebuilding of the country.
“It will stand as a symbol of unification. Such Zone that scattered their properties in all the Local Government in Nigeria, if President of Nigeria comes from such Zone, it will take development and rebuilding of Nigeria to all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria. A Southeastern is that person , and this region stands in a center to rebuild the crack walls of Nigeria,” he said.
“The selfless effort of Southeastern technocrat and politicians in building PDP from G-34 , holding strong to it since 22-years is enough sacrifice to collectively relinquish PDP presidential to a southeast aspirant.”