Igbo leaders have told their counterparts in the North and Southwest to stop arrogating to themselves the sole power to decide the fate of Nigeria, saying the Igbo have come of age and deserve a shot at the presidency in 2023. They made the demand at a news conference weekend in Abuja under the auspices of Global Movement for Igbo President GLOMIP 2023 and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo UK & Northern Ireland. Speaking at the event, a former governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife called for a restructuring of the federation. He added that the Igbo are already projecting some persons for the 2023 presidential contest. He also dismissed concerns that the Igbos are republican in nature and may not be able to unite for a common cause, especially with regards to the 2023 presidency. Ezeife said; “If you mention some names, they are not Igbo enough and are not acceptable at all to us because we know they will sell out. So, we will bring somebody who will show love to all, show love to Hausa, Yoruba and to his Igbo brothers and to all Nigerians. It is too early to name names, but we are already projecting some people. “If Nigeria is well organised, everybody will be happy, and the Igbos will be the happiest because we want the largest market possible to trade in”.
2023: Enough is enough, Ndigbo tell Northern, S’Western leaders