Taking into consideration that the Muhammadu Buhari administration will be coming to an end in less than 2 years, there have been calls from different individuals, political actors, and groups, for the next president of Nigeria to emerge from the southeast region of Nigeria.
One of such groups is the apex socio-political Igbo group known as Ohanaeze Ndigbo. As with other similar groups, Ohanaeze Ndigbo believes that an Igbo man should be given a chance in 2023 if justice, fairness, and equity must take their course.
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However, the Igbo presidency demand has been met with objections and total rejection from notable northern groups such as the Northern Elders Forum and the Northern Governors Forum. In their opinion, the seat of the Nigerian President is determined through an election, and not by imposition. Moreso, they claimed to have the higher population of voters in Nigeria to produce Nigeria's next President.
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Bearing this in mind, we have in this article, highlighted 2 things that the Igbos should do if they must stand a chance to produce Nigeria's next President in 2023:
1. Work with the Southwest:
One thing we can not take away is the fact that in an election, it is numbers that determine who loses and who wins.
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In my opinion, the Igbos should lobby the southwest region of Nigeria into joining their quest for the presidency. One way they can do this is by selecting a Westerner to have a joint presidential ticket with an Igbo Presidential candidate.
This strategy will not only give the Igbos more supporters in the 2023 elections, but it will also help to deplete the voters advantage the North has over the south.
2. Eliminate all forms of attack by Unknown Gunmen:
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For months now, Unknown Gunmen have continued to hinder political activities in the southeast region of Nigeria.
The attacks in Anambra State on political gatherings are a glimpse of what may happen in the next few months if nothing is done to curb the menace.
For voters to have the zeal to come out en masse to vote in an Igbo President, there has to be peace and calmness in the region.
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