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Is Joe Igbokwe right to say an Igbo presidential candidate can’t be trusted in 2023?

Joe Igbokwe. Credit: The Sun.

The call by Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and other prominent political figures from the Southeast, who want the 2023 presidential ticket zoned to their region took a setback today as Joe Igbokwe, an indigene of Anambra State kicked against the call.

Igbokwe, who is the special adviser on drainage and water resources to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu claimed an Igbo presidential candidate can’t be trusted in the 2023 general elections, the Punch reports. Even though he acknowledged the Southeast region have suffered injustice, he however said nobody will vote for a candidate that will use the same position to divide Nigeria.

Southeast Governors and leaders. Credit: Vanguard.

He said the Southeast must drop Biafra agitations in the region and build bridges of understanding, communication and friendship with other regions of the country before they can be considered for national office.

Considering the above allegations made by Joe Igbokwe, who is also an All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, is he right to say an Igbo presidential candidate cannot be trusted in 2023?

In my opinion, he is wrong because Southeast Governors and prominent leaders from the region have distanced themselves from the Biafra agitations which is the major why he thinks an Igbo presidential candidate cannot be trusted.

However, because there is a cloud of doubt over the Southeast because of the secessionist agitation in the region, the people of the Southeast have to show more commitment to one Nigeria and build bridges with other regions of the country just like he pointed out.

I believe we are better together as one.

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Anambra State Babajide Sanwoolu Igbo Ohaneze Ndigbo Southeast


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