With each passing day the race for the presidential seat in 2023 keeps getting tougher for every region.
Even the ruling northern part of the Country are making effort to retain the seat if possible.
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In the latest development, the Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has solicited for support from potential aspirants in the south-west in order to attain the number seat of the country.
COSEYL called in the former Lagos State Governor who doubles as the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu tó forfeit his quest for the presidential seat and allot his support to the South-East.
Speaking further on the need to support the Igbo people, the groups said anything contrary to electing an Igbo president in 2023 is a signed of rejection for the Igbo and a signal for them to exit the country.
The president of the group, Goodluck Ibem said the region has capable leaders who can take up the mantle of leadership within the region.
He cited the likes of some former governors in the region like, Peter Obi, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former Senate president, Ken Nnamani, former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Charles Soludo, among others, whom he said are more than efficient for the presidential seat.
Fani Kayode Declares Support for Igbo to Produce the Next President
In his own view, former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has declared his support for an Igbo president in 2023.
He claimed that by so doing will help to reconcile for the wrongs meted to Igbo in the past.
Fani-Kayode restated his position while responding to questions from newsmen at the premises of Anambra State Governor’s Lodge in Onitsha when he returned from a tour of some project sites with Governor Willie Obiano.
The former minister restated that the Yoruba Progressive Forum, Afenifere is the mouthpiece of Yoruba and whatever they say is what the Yoruba people say.
“I know that where I come from, there is a very large body of opinion now that is pushing for that. Ayo Adebanjo, who is the deputy leader of Afenifere, who speaks for us, made that position clear that as far as he he is concerned, the next president should come from the South East. And he spoke for us,” Fan-Kayode said.
The former minister, who insisted that the Igbo deserve a shot at the presidency, however, urged the leaders and people of the South East to work hard for it.
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