The chairman Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, Abia state chapter, Comrade Nwadike Chidiebere has said it is morally unjustified for the South West to produce the next president of the country, after occupying the office of the vice president for eight years by the year 2023.
The youth leader who featured on ABN TV show Political Perspective responded to the rumours that the ruling party is making efforts to make their national leader the presidential candidate come 2023.
He insisted that Ndigbo are due to take a shot at the Presidency come 2023.
He said Ohaneze Youth Council had issued a statement that they will not support the candidacy of presidency of Bola Ahmed Tinubu come 2023.
“In 2023, it will be unjust and unfair if the same people that was vice president for eight years comes out to be a president. So, morally it is not justified.
“We have our reason, 2023 will be the time of Ndi-Igbo, in as much as we are seeking and agitating for restructuring. That restructuring can come in many ways, it’s either now that another person is in power or you give us Igbo presidency in 2023 for us to restructure Nigeria because Nigeria needs to be restructured. That is why we are making the demands so that it can form the agenda of political parties so that they can consider and know it is high time to give presidential ticket to an Igbo man”. Chidiebere said.
When asked who he will project to run for Igbo presidency, Nwadike said: “I cannot because I am not God and we have not seen those who are going to declare interest.”
“See, this is twenty first century, the era of seventy/eighty to rule this country is over. It should be the youth, even though we are agitating for Igbo presidency, it shouldn’t be somebody who is above fifty. When Zik and the likes ruled this country they were young and they made impact. Even though we are agitating for Igbo presidency, let it be character and those who has regular standing.” Chidiebere said.
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