- A group has insisted that Igbos want presidency in 2023
- It said restructuring should not affect their interest in presidency
- The group described it as their own constitutional right
A group Nigeria Ethnic Nationalities Youth Presidents (NENYP) has disagreed with some Igbo leaders who said Ndigbo are more interested in restructuring of the country than producing the presidency in 2023.
Vanguard reports that the group in a statement said they were interested in the restructuring of the country as well as the presidency which “is our constitutional right”.
The group said: “We wish to disagree with the trending story that Ndigbo are not interested in producing a president in 2023 but in restructuring. We are amused that those making these statements are not speaking the minds of majority of Igbos but the minds of their paymasters who are only out to deceive Ndigbo to get their votes in 2019.
“Igbos are deeply interested in 2023 Presidency and will put every machinery in motion to achieve it. No northern presidential aspirant will restructure a system that favours the North against the South. Why didn’t they implement the 2014 constitutional conference report? We are wiser to be fooled; it is only a South East presidency that would restructure Nigeria.
“Those Igbo leaders speaking against 2023 presidency know they are not speaking for Ndigbo, at best they are out to mortgage the political future of Ndigbo and dampen the hope of young Igbo people aspiring for the presidency in 2023.
“We disagree with them and we will resist such unpopular opinion. 2023 is a date with Igbo political history if Nigeria is still one entity. We will never enslave our people but protect our future. Enough is enough.”
NAIJ.com reported that renowned Nigeria's, constitutional lawyer and author, Ben Nwabueze has said that the people from the southeast region are in need of restructuring the country not presidency.
Nwabueze called for peace between Ohanaeze Ndigbo and leaders of other Igbo groups in the region.
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Speaking in his home in Atani, Ogbaru local government area of Enugu state, Nwabueze said all Igbo groups need to work together to forge a common front for the Igbo nation.
Vanguard reports that the meeting was attended by the president general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, emeritus dean of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Maxwell Anikwenwa and Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to IPOB who represented the organization.
Nwabueze during the meeting emphasized the need for unity.
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