Igbo Movement talks tough on zoning 2023 presidency
The National Coordinator of the Movement for the Actualization of Igbo Presidency, Comrade Emmanuel Ezechikwelu Chinedu has reaffirmed the commitment of his group to pursue its mandate of seeing to the emergence of a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, come 2023.
Addressing journalists in Enugu after the group’s executive meeting in his office on Tuesday, Comrade Ezechikwelu noted that the demand for Nigerian president of Igbo extraction “is not only right and legitimate but also based on equity, good conscience and natural justice.”
He added that the defining moment of Nigerian nationhood would be on May 29, 2023, when a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction would take over the baton of leadership from the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari.
Comrade Ezechikwelu recalled that “in the advent of the fourth republic in 1999, the consensual decision by the then two major political parties to zone the presidency to South West, that produced Olusegun Obasanjo of PDP and Olu Falae of ANPP as the leading candidates in the 1999 presidential election was taken to heal the wounds and problems created by annulment of June 12, in 1993 election.”