.Says, Nigeria not on a tripod, calls for 2023 presidency
By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA: Igbo leaders have informed their counterparts within the North and Southwest to cease arrogating to themselves the only real energy to determine the destiny of Nigeria, saying the Igbo have come of age and deserve a shot on the presidency in 2023.
They made the demand at a information convention weekend in Abuja below the auspices of World Motion for Igbo President GLOMIP 2023 and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo UK & Northern Eire.
Talking on the occasion, a former governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife known as for a restructuring of the federation. He added that the Igbo are already projecting some individuals for the 2023 presidential contest.
He additionally dismissed issues that the Igbo are republican in nature and will not be capable of unite for a typical trigger, particularly close to the 2023 presidency.
Ezeife mentioned; “In the event you point out some names, they don’t seem to be Igbo sufficient and usually are not acceptable in any respect to us as a result of we all know they’ll promote out. So we are going to deliver anyone who will present like to all, present like to Hausa, Yoruba and to his Igbo brothers and to all Nigerians. It’s too early to call names, however we’re already projecting some individuals.
“If Nigeria is nicely organised, all people will probably be comfortable, and the Igbos would be the happiest as a result of we wish the biggest market doable to commerce in”.
He recalled that there was a time when the World Financial institution declared that some elements of Nigeria have been rising sooner than the remainder of the world. “Then what occurred? There was a coup in 1966 and from then we began to take large steps backwards. We should know the place our issues began”.
“We have to return to what used to work and as a substitute of areas, we might use the present six geo-political zones. They are often adjusted however it should be based mostly on equity. Some individuals within the North consider that restructuring is about useful resource management or that after we restructure, they’ll lose oil cash. This isn’t true. A great chief will nationalize petroleum mining whereas the individuals who reside within the space would nonetheless get extra by far, however it’s not a matter of denying different sides entry to the sources”, Ezeife added.
President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo UK & Northern Eire, Dr Nnanna Elias Igwe, who was represented by the Media Officer of GLOMIP, Mazi Godffrey Azu mentioned the Igbo would not play a second fiddle.
In keeping with him, one of many veritable methods to cease secessionist agitations is to cede the presidency to the Igbo in 2023.
He mentioned; “I need to say very clearly and with all boldness of coronary heart and confidence, 2023 we aren’t going to be a joker to anybody. We’re able to go after any Igbo man who disrupts the waters, as a result of there are Igbo males who take pleasure in disrupting waters and steering it in order that no one will drink from it. We have now informed them, we all know them.
“Many individuals we spoke to, informed us the largest drawback of Ndigbo is Ndigbo and we’re saying to Ndigbo wherever they’re each within the Diaspora and in Nigeria that after we start this focus on and progress with this dialogue and attending to the purpose of reaching an answerable report we discover any man amongst them that goes to steer the waters, God forgive him if he doesn’t develop into a scapegoat.
“We’re sending the message additionally to our brothers and sisters within the North and within the South West; we name upon the Kaduna and Langtang mafia and the Daura Caliphate and the cabal in Daura and Katsina and the Lion of Bourdillon highway, we name upon everybody of them, they know what their plans are and their secrets and techniques, however we’re saying sufficient is sufficient.
“We can’t be a part of the tripod that shaped Nigeria at independence and two legs of the tripod are deciding the destiny of all people on this nation. Two legs of the tripod determine what financial system we make and what social life we reside and who turns into who in politics.
“We within the Diaspora are saying sufficient is sufficient and we’re telling our brothers to rise to this problem. We have now come of age to have an Igbo president after 50 years of sacrifice. The one approach we are able to kill the spirit of seccession is to offer Igbo man the presidency in 2023”, the group added.