With the recent turmoil as to which region or which candidate to succeed President Buhari as the president of Nigeria.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo socio-cultural group has taken the shot in clamoring support so the region will produce the next president.
“It will be just and equitable for President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over to candidate from the Southeast in 2023”, the Ohanaeze Youths said on Thursday.
The socio-cultural group opined that it was the turn of the Southeast to produce the President’s successor.
According to the group’s spokesperson, he stated that for equity, peace and justice to reign, Nigerians, especially the North, should support the Southeast in their bid.
“Buhari should hand over to an Igbo candidate in 2023. It is a glaring fact that it is the turn of the Southeast in 2023,” Dozie said.
To him, anything short of a President from the Southeast will not be fair to the region.
Also, President of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Anambra State, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, restated the organisation’s position that is the Southeast’s turn to produce President Buhari’s successor.
Dozie and Okeke-Ogene were reacting to a statement yesterday by past Secretary-General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Chief Anthony Sani, who said that President Buhari was not a product of rotation.
In Dozie’s view, the statement by the former ACF scribe was just a product of his personal opinion and not the truth.
On a similar note, it’ll be recalled that a cousin of President Buhari, Mallam Mamman Daura said the Zoning of presidential seat is irrelevant.
This controversial statement has since generated several reactions with majority of those who are of the sade view with the president’s cousin are mostly from the north.
With Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, the Ohanaeze, from the Igbo side and many prominent politicians criticizing Mamman Daura.
Source: The Nation
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