Prior to the 2023 presidential election, the people of the Southeast region have been mobilizing in order to create the country’ s President for the first time since the restoration of democracy in 1999, according to the United Nations.
The struggle for the Igbo president gained momentum after the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the premier Igbo socio- cultural group, and other notable politicians joined the fight for the Igbo presidency.
There are strong indicators that President Muhammadu Buhari is in favor of an Igbo presidency ahead of the presidential election in 2023, according to reports.
A report by the Daily Trust Newspaper claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is quietly advocating for the election of an Igbo president ahead of the 2018 elections.
Mr Osita Okechukwu, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), revealed that President Buhari is quietly promoting Igbo presidential aspirations. He stated that a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction will put an end to the agitations in the Southeast region.
According to reports, the news comes just as the ruling All Progressives Congress is debating whether to field a presidential candidate of Igbo descent.
Keep in mind that the Tribune newspaper revealed on Sunday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently plotting to nominate Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State as the party’ s presidential candidate in 2023.
If the reports are to be believed, Nigeria could deliver the country’ s first President of Igbo descent in 2023, marking the country’ s first President of Igbo descent since the restoration of democracy in 1999.
According to my understanding of the recent disclosure, President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress may have taken notice of the calls for an Igbo presidency and are now preparing for the ruling party to make history by electing a Nigerian President of Igbo descent in 2023.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) may also wish to put an end to the recent unrest in the Southeast by choosing an Igbo leader as its Presidential candidate.