The Senator representing Imo West, Hope Uzodimma, has declared that the Igbos must produce president in 2023.
Uzodimma said it was the only way to reintegrate South-East into the country.
The Senator made the declaration during his address as the guest speaker at the 17th mothers’ union conference of the Orlu Diocese, Anglican Communion, at the St. Andrews Anglican Church.
Speaking on the theme: “The remedy to the continuous marginalisation of the South East in project Nigeria,” Uzodinma talked on Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023, restructuring and technological advancement by the Igbo.
He said, “There is abundant evidence that the South East is marginalised,” while recalling that Igbo had a competitive edge over other nationalities in the country before the outbreak of the civil war.
The senator added that, “One way to remedy the scourge is for Igbo to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023, so we can be reassured of accommodation by the rest of Nigeria, and, also, restore our battered post war psyche and sense of dignity.”
He stressed that to achieve this, Ndigbo should support a northern presidential candidate in 2019, who will not seek re-election and must support the South East for the presidency in 2023.
“Nigeria had a true federal structure that provided a level playing field for individual and collective talents to flourish. That is all Ndigbo need to fulfill their God given destiny, a true federal structure that ensures equity for all.”