The 2023 presidential election will be one of the hottest elections in Nigeria democracy. Looking at the betrayal, anarchy, antagonism and nepotism going on within parties, tribes and the whole country at large, one can predict a tough election of the number one citizen in 2023.
The APC upon being factional some how presently, would like to keep hold of the power beyond 2023. On the other hand, their main rival PDP are pushing to hijack power from APC come 2023. It will get tense soon. And the drama, disappointment and hate will be huge.
Igbos have been agitating that 2023 should be their turn to sit on the topmost throne of affairs in this country. They have demonstrated this in the campaign called South East For President 2023 (SEFORP 2023). This movement has gone viral not only in Nigeria but across major cities of the world.
But can the North who love power allow Igbo to take the seat of the president? Can the Yoruba who believe that after Buhari, their son Tinubu with inherit the presidential rank permit Igbos on their bid? These are tough questions begging for answers.
Another critical questions Igbos should ask themselves is, are they ready for the position of the president? It looks simple and many will answer "yes." But it is easier said than done says the cliche. On this wagging question, Engr Arthur Eze an oil magnet has this to say and to advice my people Igbos.
According to him, the Igbo people do not love one another and are not united.
He further advised Ndigbo not to crave for a President of Igbo extraction but a President who would champion their interest irrespective of his tribe.
He spoke to journalists in Ukpo, Anambra State, on Sunday, during a church service.
Eze said, “For the Igbo to be President, they must love themselves. Do they love themselves? The North is very kind. If you go to northern Nigerian, you will see churches everywhere. There are churches in Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Abuja and others yet they say there is hatred. Do we (Igbo) love ourselves?
“I went to the North, they didn’t know who I was. They gave me $12m for the construction of Kano TV in 1980. I didn’t have one naira then. It was the same thing in Katsina, Borno and Kaduna. Then, they put me in oil business. They didn’t care where I came from. Tell me any Igbo man who can do that?" He concluded.
But could this statement credited to on of the richest man in Igbo land represents what is usually said of the Igbos that they love money so much? Could it represents the saying that if you give an Igbo man money he betrays his people? Or has the CEO of Orato Oil said the bitter truth? This are questions you can answer yourself.
Let us hear your opinion.
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