2023: Group Calls Okowa To Run For Presidency
POLITICS DIGEST – Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, an Igbo socio-cultural group has weighed its options in favour of the next President emerging from the southern region with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as its most preferred on the saddle.
The group, Igbo Kwudoro Okowa, led by their coordinator, Honourable Chinedu Okafor, stated this during a courtesy call on the Senior Political Adviser (SPOLAD) to the governor, Chief Isaac Anwusia.
In a statement presented to the Political Adviser, the group contended that the southern half of the nation, especially the east, was yet to produce a President since Nigeria gained independence in 1960; with the exception of Nnamdi Azikiwe.
‘’Nigerian Presidency of Igbo extraction will be key and vital to ending the feeling of marginalization from one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria which in turn will put an end to developmental drawbacks, and most importantly, breed a serene atmosphere for national development.
‘’We have played our roles in the development of the country, and it is only fair enough to give us the presidential slot. A Nigerian Presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023 will give the right of fairness to genuine aspirations to take charge of the nation’s affairs and our march towards greatness.
‘’We use this medium to appreciate our brother and ardent son of the soil, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, for his impeccable landslide achievements in the state through his unbiased governance.
‘’We are proud of you as a people and wish you well in your future aspirations as the affairs of this country needs people like you who will work wholeheartedly towards ensuring unity and oneness like you have done to all Deltans.
‘’We call on our brothers of Igbo origin in different parts of the country to come together and work together with the oneness of purpose come 2023,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, the POLAD who played host to the group, commended them for believing in the leadership of Governor Okowa as proven through his legacies over the years, even as he promised to convey their goodwill to the Governor.