An Igbo group, Igbo for President Solidarity Group, currently headed by a Yoruba man, Dr. Olukayode Oshiariyo, has listed 11 politicians from the South-Eastern states that can contest for presidency come 2023.
According to the group which noted that the time had come for the Igbo tribe to produce the next president, said the 11 listed politicians are “qualified to be presented as presidential candidates in 2023 general elections”.
Through its President, Oshiariyo, the group noted that the “IPSC has come to the conclusion that in 2023, a man or woman of Igbo extraction will become the president of Nigeria.
“IPSC will engage in consultations across the six geo-political zones, visitation to Emirs, Obas, Eze, Obi and chiefs, to discuss and examine the characters and integrity of the eleven persons suggested,’’ he said.
Names suggested by the group include Dr Ogbonaya Onu, Peter Obi, Dr Chris Ngige, Rochas Okorocha, Dave Umahi, Orji Uzor Kalu, Ike Ekweremadu, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ifeanyi Uba, and Kingsley Moghalu.
“Since 1999, South-West, North-West and South-South have produced presidents, conventionally, power rotates for equity and justice as implied in the Principles of Federal Character.
“Therefore, in 2023, passionate consideration should be accorded the South-East as the only zone in the Southern region that has yet to produce a president,’’ Oshiariyo added