Igbos Deserve Shot At Presidency, We Understand Nigeria Better-Ikpeazu
Governor of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, has claimed that people from the south-east comprehend Nigeria better than people from other parts of the country.
Nigeria’s next president, according to Ikpeazu, should be someone who knows the country’s diversity and can accept diverse interests.
The Governor made his remarks after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor told reporters that an aspirant of Igbo descent should be elected president in 2023.
he said: “I think that the south-easterners have a right to take a shot at the presidency of Nigeria and I dare say that our qualification starts from the fact that we understand and know Nigeria better than the other states of Nigeria,”
“I dare say, this is my opinion. We go everywhere, we are everywhere, we invest everywhere, we are pan-Nigerian people. Today, a lot of people, on a lighter note are afraid of Sambisa. But for an Igbo man, Sambisa is a business opportunity. So, it will be preposterous of me not to add my voice to that one.
“However, the question of a Nigerian president of south-east extraction is a national question that requires negotiation, discussion and conversation with all parts of this country and I am least qualified to determine what happened in 2023.
“I also want to spend my time supporting the incumbent president to do his time and do his best while we wait for what will happen to begin to unfold. So, these are my views about the presidency.”
“In the first place, anybody who wants to aspire to the highest post of the presidency, it doesn’t matter where you come from, must have what I regard as pan-Nigerian mentality,”