In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 05th, August, 2020

If South East Does not Get Presidency In 2023, We Will Be part of Kanu To Combat For Biafra

If South East Doesn't Get Presidency In 2023, We Will Join Kanu To Fight For Biafra

Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu


Former nationwide chairman of the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has declared that Ndigbo would be part of Nnamdi Kanu, to hunt Biafra secession from Nigeria if South-East doesn’t produce the president of the nation in 2023.


In accordance with Vanguard, Nwodo stated this following a current name by an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassi, for Igbo presidency in 2023.


Nwodo, who was additionally the previous governor of Enugu State and nationwide secretary of PDP stated that Ndigbo have suffered grievous marginalisation in Nigeria and must be given an opportunity to supply a president for the sake of fairness and nationwide unity.


He stated this throughout an unique interview with Vanguard on Tuesday, including that South-East geopolitical zone has been persecuted for over 50 years despite the fact that the area is extra patriotic than another geopolitical zone by way of financial improvement of the nation.


He stated “Yakassi’s name may be very honest and that’s the appropriate factor. Within the first republic, the nation was led by Tafawa Balewa, within the second republic, it was led by Shehu Shagari. After which, these of us in PDP made a really sturdy case to maneuver the presidency to South East, as a result of even the navy folks had been all from the north, aside from Aguiyi Ironsi who presided over for a really quick time.

“We managed to persuade them on the celebration and Olusegun Obasanjo and Alex Ekwueme contested. That was when Obasanjo received and after his tenure, he handed energy to a different northerner, late Alhaji Musa Yar’Adua who sadly died in workplace and the Vice chairman accomplished the tenure. President Muhammadu Buhari will full his eight years in workplace by 2023. Following fairness, the presidency ought to come to the South-East as a result of Obasanjo was president for eight years, now Yemi Osibanjo can also be the vice chairman and would end his eight-year tenure by 2023.

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“So, in Southern Nigeria, it might be a complete catastrophe if we don’t produce the following president as a result of we’ve been terribly marginalised because the finish of the civil warfare. For 50 years now, we’ve been persecuted for having fought for freedom. When will this marginalisation cease? Anyone who loves Nigeria and who needs Nigeria properly ought to go for Igbo Presidency in 2023 for unity, equity, fairness and for Nigeria to maneuver ahead.

“It is just an Igbo man who is not going to marginalise any a part of Nigeria as a result of we represent the semen that maintain the nation collectively. We’re the one tribe that you just discover in each nook and cranny of Nigeria; doing enterprise and growing wherever they’re as if it was

“I don’t consider that the Igbos should not united, there has by no means been a time when any area produced a consensus candidate, all people emerged by way of main elections. The final election was zoned to the north and Atiku Abubakar contested with different aspirants earlier than he emerged PDP’s candidate, so did Buhari contest with different candidates earlier than rising the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC. There isn’t any zone that has produced a candidate by consensus. It doesn’t matter how many individuals have an interest, they are going to be subjected to celebration primaries and the individual with highest vote will win.

“I agree with Nnamdi Kanu in all the pieces he says concerning the marginalisation of the Igbos. He, greater than another individual has put it on the worldwide map. If Nigeria tells the elites from South East that they might be handled as second class residents in Nigeria, and that they will by no means be president, nearly all of them will go together with Kanu to battle for Biafra.

Anyone who needs to be a second-class citizen can help whoever he needs. Any Igbo man who needs to bequeath secured future for himself and era but unborn ought to help this name for Igbo presidency. Within the spirit of equity and fairness, Nigeria ought to give the presidency to South East in 2023, in any other case, we’ll be part of him and battle for Biafra.


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