Igbo President Non-Negotiable in 2023 – Senator Abaribe

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An Igbo Person Must Become Next President of Nigeria – Abaribe
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Minority leader of the senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe has said that it cannot be bargained for an Igbo person to replace President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s next president in 2023.

He spoke on Wednesday in Imo State when the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) presented him with a legacy merit award in recognition of his tremendous achievements in development and advocacy.

The lawmaker who was represented by one of his aides, Chijioke Ukoh, noted that he would never relent in advocating for fairness for the South-east region, Punch reports.

According to Abaribe, stopping such advocacy would imply subjecting the entire Igbo race to “second class citizens.”

He asked the Igbo to remain firm and resolute notwithstanding the challenges facing the region as well as allegations of marginalisation.

Abaribe’s remarks comes at a time when there is increased demand from South-east leaders for an Igbo person to emerge president come elections in 2023.

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, had recently clamoured for same case, saying that Nigeria will be transfigured if the next president emerges from the south-east.

President-general of the group, Nnia Nwodo, said, “The exploits of Igbo sons and daughters both within and outside the country are indices of the cerebral capability and ingenuity of the people which Nigeria could exploit to advance its development.
“The Federal Government should stop marginalising and victimising the Igbo in the country so that the latent creative potentials could be harnessed for the good of all. Nigeria would witness a turnaround in her fortunes if a president of Igbo extraction was allowed to emerge in 2023.”

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