Following plans to make a south eastern president of Nigeria come 2023, an Igbo group
has released 11 names of qualified Eastern persons who can contest for the seat
The group called Igbo for President Solidarity Group, headed by a Yoruba man, Dr. Olukayode Oshiariyo,
has also suggested that these 11 politicians from the South-Eastern states are overly “qualified
to be presented as presidential candidates in 2023 general elections”.
While Announcing the names of the Igbo politicians on Friday August 28, in Abuja after the group’s meeting,
the president , Dr. Olukayode Oshiariyo, also said the time has come for the country to produce a president from the Igbo tribe.
“IPSC has come to the conclusion that in 2023, a man or woman
of Igbo extraction will become the president of Nigeria.
“IPSC will engage in consultations across the six geo-political zones,
visitation to Emirs, Obas, Eze, Obi and chiefs,
to discuss and examine the characters and integrity
of the eleven persons suggested,’’ he said.
Meanwhile names suggested by the Igbo group include Dr Ogbonaya Onu, Peter Obi, Dr Chris Ngige, Rochas Okorocha,
Dave Umahi, Orji Uzor Kalu, Ike Ekweremadu, Enyinnaya Abaribe,
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ifeanyi Uba, and Kingsley Moghalu.
Furthermore, the Igbo group through its president went on to reiterate
“Since 1999, South-West, North-West and South-South have produced presidents,
conventionally, power rotates for equity and justice
as Also implied in the Principles of Federal Character.
“Therefore, in 2023, passionate consideration should be accorded the South-East
as the only zone in the Southern region that has yet to produce a president,’’ Ihbo group president Oshiariyo fUrther added