As the race for the 2023 general election continue to draw close, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has again insisted that it was the turn of the South-East geopolitical zone to occupy the office of president.
The Igbo apex Socio-cultural group, in a statement by its President-General, Professor George Obiozor in Abuja, also claimed that Igbo people are the only ones supporting one Nigeria because they are found everywhere.
Obiozor also revealed that Igbo leaders were already reaching out to political actors from other parts of the country to achieve their aspiration for an Igbo presidency in 2023, adding that Nigerians would overwhelmingly support a president from the South East as it was the turn of the region.
“We have been consulting and the result of our consultation is producing results. A leader from the South South, Edwin Clark has come out to say that the South East should produce the next president in 2023.
“That means we are working and consulting. We are calling on all major political parties to zone the presidency to the South East. That’s the right thing to do. Anywhere in Nigeria or across the world, you must find an Igbo man. It means we are the only tribe supporting one Nigeria.
“People always say that Igbo don’t speak with one voice. The Igbo man or woman can’t speak with one voice, we accommodate everyone. It is the duty of the leaders to articulate these various voices and ensure that we present a common position. That is what we will do in 2023”, the Ohanaeze leader said.