Apex socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said the Southeast zone is not relenting in getting the presidential ticket in 2023.
The group says part of its strategy is the planned letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to that effect.
Ohanaeze maintained the two top political parties should cede their presidential tickets to the Southeast
The Chairman of Igbo World Assembly IWA and Ohanaeze Chairman Overseas, Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze said on Sunday in Awka that Igbo were ready to make the 2023 a reality.
He said the zone had all it takes to make Nigeria great again, adding Ohanaeze was working in tandem with the other ethnic groups in the country to make it work.
He said Ohanaeze was working with ‘Who is Who ‘in Igbo land on the project with other eggheads from other zones.
He maintained that what Nigeria needed on the long run was true federalism which, according to him, was a system of government based upon democratic rules and institutions in which the power to govern was shared between National and regional governments.
“The individual federating units need to have more control over their own affairs. The federal government should control issues in the single exclusive list”
“We are serious about this project. In Overseas, Ndigbo see it as a major thing including other sections in this country.
“If you look very well, you will notice that only the Southeast has not produced the president of Nigeria,” Anakwenze said
On whether IWA -Ohanaeze had some people in mind to replace Buhari if eventually Igbo gets the ticket, Anakwenze said they were many leaders in the region