A stress group, Igbo for President Solidarity Congress (IPSC), on Tuesday, mentioned that the Igbo within the South East geo-political zone of Nigeria needs to be allowed to supply the following president for Nigeria in 2023.
The group famous that that is essential in a bid to maintain the indivisibility of the nation and construct an egalitarian society that everyone can be proud to belong.
The Nationwide President of IPSC, Dr. Olukayode Oshin-Ariyo, made the decision at a press convention held at Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
On the press convention had been Eze Ndigbo of Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie; Chief Paulinus Ugoeze-Anozie, who represented of Eze Ndigbo of Osun State, Ezekiel Onyejiekwe; President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo of Oyo State, Chief Ndidi Nzeako and Deputy Chairman, South East, IPSC, Rev (Dr.) Hellen Amuzie-James.
Oshin-Ariyo, whereas talking, famous that the necessity for Igbo presidency was in consonance with Federal Character Precept as entrenched in 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“As little children of Oduduwa, having iron forged religion and unity in variety, believing that Nigeria was based by consciousness of God, and trusting that Nigeria will bounce again to turn out to be simply, peaceable and egalitarian nation freed from desires, ailments, poverty, corruption and insecurity, hereby proclaim that for the sake of peace, unity, justice and fairness, we wholeheartedly help Nigerian President of Igbo extraction come 2023.
“There should be a Memorandum of Enterprise between a person of girl of Igbo extraction presidential aspirant and the Yoruba leaders covenanting efficient implementation of restructuring agenda as enunciated within the 2014 Confab report. A person or girl of Igbo extraction as Nigerian President can be a nationalist, cerebral chief with analytical minds to proffer surest answer to multi-dimensional socio-economic and political challenges, confronting Nigeria as a nation.
“We state emphatically and with out self-contradiction that the Yoruba love the peace and prosperity that abound in Nigeria, subsequently wish to stay within the union. The Yoruba don’t wish to be president come 2023 basic elections, having served a wholesale eight years as Nigerian President from 1999 to 2007 and by 2023 as Vice President for one more eight years. Between 1999 and 2023, the North would have served as Nigerian President and Vice President for 20 years, South West for 16 years and South South for six years.
“In consonance with Federal Character Precept as entrenched in 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), commonsensical and carefully, energy ought to rotate to South Jap Zone of Nigeria. We humbly attraction to good individuals of Nigeria, the elder statesmen, registered political events, political stakeholders and group/non secular leaders to rally mass help for this noble agitation of energy shift to South East zone in 2023, for fairness, peace and justice. President Muhammadu Buhari, as a nationalist ought to write his title with inedible ink within the guide of historical past by handing over energy in 2023 to Igbo man or girl as Nigerian President.”