President, Ohanaze Ndigbo Youth Wing Worldwide, Chief Arthur Obiora, has said the Southeast zone needs to not beg other ethnic groups for support to actualise its 2003 presidency seat.
Obiora, who spoke to newsmen yesterday, acknowledged that within the spirit of equity, justice, and fairness, other groups that have produced the president shouldn’t overheat the polity by their purported unwelcome shot at the 2023 presidency, stressing an Igbo man is ready to require Nigerian leadership, otherwise the unraveling seeming disunity will worsen.
According to him, “The North has taken their turn, Southwest and South-south zones through erstwhile presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have taken their turn. By God’s grace, it’s the turn of Igbo, particularly Southeast to supply a president come 2023.
“Power isn’t given but taken. What we are advocating now’s to require power by force through constitutional means come 2023. we’ve been patient enough, and other tribes think it’s a symbol of cowardice or weakness. No! we’ve been patient enough and now, it’s our address takes the presidency. Anything outside that’s uncalled for. We are prepared to require it or Nigeria won’t be an equivalent again.”
He said President Muhanmmadu Buhari should do the needful and go a notch further in his attention to Southeast zone by ensuring that the 2023 Presidency project to possess an Igbo man in power is actualised.
Obiora dismissed the difficulty of rotation of power between the North and South as an unconstitutional arrangement that guarantees domination of power sources at the expense of Igbo ethnic nations. He said excluding the Igbo from having an attempt at the presidency is inequitable, unjust, and unfair.
He urged former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his co-travelers nursing presidential ambition to bury same: “Their ambition, within the absence of equity, justice and fairness for the Igbo go after Presidency isn’t within the best interest of the state. there’s no dearth of excellent presidential materials among the Igbo, especially the Southeast zone in most fields of human endeavor. Nigeria is expecting a president of Igbo extraction to repair it.
To realize the search for Igbo presidency, he said, “The youth wing has begun advocacy visits and outreach missions to drum support for the emergence of a Nigerian president of Igbo stock throughout Southeast zone with a view to not overheat the polity with quests from non-Igbo aspirants. the simplest restructuring the country should embark upon is to possess an Igbo man from the Southeast who emerges as president in 2023. this may end all atrocities, crimes of all colorations including banditry, kidnappings, heist, and killings.”
While condemning payment for ransom to kidnappers and bandits, he acknowledged that no Igbo president will waste funds in appeasing those that play with the valuable lives of the citizenry. consistent with him, “Such payments are status politicking of deceit. If even you don’t know the abductors and bandits, why negotiate to pay them rather than flushing them out?”
Obiora explained that the instant an Igbo man becomes the president, the country is going to be better for it.