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[Opinion] 2023: Time For The Igbos To Put Their House In Order And Speak With One Voice

February 2023 would bring to an end the second term in office of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari and would also bring on board fresh leadership for the country. The question on the lips of many has been, which part of the country will produce the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria?

Personally, I feel the Igbos (South East) deserve to Produce the next president as they remain the only region yet to produce a democratically elected president (The Yorubas have produced twice, the Hausas/ Fulanis have also produced a president twice).

Image: Men dressed in Igbo traditional attire

wever, if they must achieve their desire of producing the next Commander in chief, there is the need for them all to come together and speak with one voice.

They must look beyond religion, political differences and other factors that would lead to their disunity. Whether PDP, APC or APGA, what should matter is that they all support one candidate and not after party interest. 

They must also look beyond the issues of the South south and South East but rather, they must all consider themselves as one.

The likes of Former Governor Peter Obi, Rochas Okorocha, Rotimi Amechi, Nyesom Wike, Goodluck Jonathan, Senator Ekweremandu, Orji Kalu and other top political heavyweights from the region must all come together and present just one candidate as the idea of having more than one candidate from their region might affect their chances at the polls.

Image: South East Governors (Credit: Standard Observers)

Politics or winning elections is not about sentiments or who is deserving or which part of the country has been marginalized for long, but rather, it is a game of interest, strategies and tactics. 2023 is almost upon us and the earlier they all come together and speak with unity of purpose, the better their chances in the general elections.

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