South-East Dumps Atiku, Shortlists 3 Very Solid Prominent Names For The 2023 Presidency

By Post-Nigeria: June 5, 2019 14:56

South-East Dumps Atiku, Shortlists 3 Very Solid Prominent Names For The 2023 Presidency

An Igbo Socio-Political and Cultural Group, Movement for Justice and Equity/Solidarity for Election of President of Igbo Extraction, has endorsed a former Governor of Abia State and Senator-elect for Abia North Senatorial District, Chief Orji Uzor-Kalu; former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi; and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; for the 2023 Igbo Presidency.

The National President of the Group, Chief Simon Chukwuemeka Ogonaezi, who revealed this in a statement said that: “There are other Igbo people who are fit for the seat of the President, but we endorsed the trio of Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, Obi, former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Uzor Kalu, because of their good track records.

“2023 is the turn of the Igbo nation to produce the President of this country, and whoever that is eyeing the seat from other ethnic nation is insatiable and greedy, because the North and West have taken their slots.

“The All Progressives Congress-led (APC) Federal Government, should embrace Federal Character and government of inclusiveness, in all her undertakings.

“They should ensure they zone the Senate President to the South-East.

“In 2015, during the inauguration of the Red Chambers, they claimed no APC Senator came from South-East, and that was why they zoned out Senate President from South-East.

“Presently, the Senate President comes from North, President comes from North, Vice President from South-West, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), also from the North.

“In order to give the Igbo nation a sense of belonging, the Senate President this time around should come from the South-East. Deputy Senate President is not enough for the Igbos; the likes of Chief Uzor Kalu and Benjamin Uwajimogu, who are elected Senators under APC, from Abia North Senatorial District and Okigwe North zone, respectively, should be considered for the Senate President.

“It is not acceptable to give us Deputy Senate President. Yorubas and Hausas have taken Senate President slots, but Igbos have not”, he stated.
 
He also condemned the marginalisation of the Igbos in the infrastructural development of the country, adding that, the South-East is the most marginalised, in a country where it is part and parcel of.