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2023 Presidential Race: Two Prominent Igbo Politicians The North Can Embrace

Ahead of the 2023 Presidential Election, the Race to Succeed President Muhammadu Buhari is already gathering momentum, In this article, I will be talking about Two Prominent Igbo Politicians who can enjoy the support of Northerners if they decides to run for President in 2023. These Political Gladiators are 

Rochas OkorochaPhoto Credit: Google

Without doubt, Okorocha's name rings a bell in the Political Circle. He is the Incumbent Senator representing Imo West at the National Assembly, Even though he is yet to formally declear his interest in the 2023 Presidential Race, Okorocha is well-known for his philanthropic activities through the Rochas Foundation.

Okorocha (Right) with Emir of Daura (left)

Photo Credit: Daily Post

According to the Leadership News, about three months ago, he was honoured with a Chieftaincy Title, "Magari Alheri Hausa" (the Great Giver of the Hausa Land) by the Emir of Daura, in recognition of his contributions to the Education of Indigent Children in the North. If Okorocha decides to run for President in 2023, He might enjoy the support of the Northerners. 

Orji Uzor Kalu 

Like Okorocha, Kalu is an Ex-Governor turned Senator. According to the Daily Post, Kalu is also a Chief in Daura, he holds the Tranditioner Title of "Dan-baiwan Hausa" (Gifted Child of Hausa), he was honoured with the Title few years ago by the Daura Emirate Council considering his track records in the Development of Nigeria and support towards the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Even though, Kalu has previously contested for Presidency in 2007 but he lost. As the agitation for the 2023 Igbo Presidency gathers momentum, He might enjoy the backing of Northerners if he decides to contest. 

Information Sources: Daily Post, Leadership News and Wikipedia.

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