The Methodist Bishop of Onitsha Diocese, Rt. Rev Livinus Onugha has expressed doubts over the possibility of a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in the 2023 general elections.
He said the present Nigeria as constituted and governed would never allow an Igbo man to become President of the country.
Delivering his Easter message on Saturday in Onitsha, the Prelate urged Ndigbo to remove their minds from the Presidency, describing the dream as hoping against hope.
He said, “How can Ndigbo sincerely be allowed to produce a President of Nigeria when they were considered not qualified to produce the Chief of Army Staff, the Inspector General of Police, Comptroller General of the Customs and Immigration or any of the sensitive positions at the Federal level.
“Those who keep telling us that an Igbo man will become president in 2023 are not telling us the truth. I doubt the possibility of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
“The present Nigeria as constituted and governed will never allow an Igbo man to be a President. Nigeria is not working and can never work. The truth is that we are not culturally, religiously and socially the same as people who insist on oneness of this country.
“We have nothing in common with those who think the leadership of this country is their birthright. We are Israelites. Let them continue to persecute us but one day it will end.”
The Bishop however praised Governor Willie Obiano for leaving a legacy of a cargo airport to the people of the state,
saying the project would be equated with those in Amsterdam, France, Britain, America, among other advanced countries when completed.
On the Easter celebration, Onugha said the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ brought hope to mankind, enjoining Christians to remain steadfast and to love one another.