Amid the controversy surrounding the fate of the upcoming 2023 election as regards the region that should produce the next president of the country after President Buhari's tenure expires in 2023, the Special Adviser on Water and Drainage Resources to the Lagos State government, Mr. Joe Igbokwe has come out recently in a report from Punch to say that Igbos can't be trusted with the position of the president come 2023.
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Joe whose recent statement inadvertently went in support of the stand of the Northern governors on the 2023 presidency stated that Igbos must start from building bridges with other geopolitical zones in the country, as well as dropping the ongoing agitation for disintegration in the Southeast before they could be considered serious and fit for 2023 presidency.
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He also made it clear that Southeast leaders can't just sit in one place and be blackmailing other regions to relinquish power to them whereas they aren't ready for negotiation.
Similarly, putting this very development into deliberation, everyone is already certain of how the Ohanaeze Ndigbo apex group and its youth wing have been advocating for a 2023 Igbo presidency with the claims that an Igbo man has never ruled the country ever since Nigeria returned to democratic rule. The socio-cultural group had out of impulse issued some threats on what they would do next should their demand for an Igbo presidency be rebuffed.
Indubitably, following the recent statement of Joe Igbokwe that Igbos can't be trusted with the 2023 presidency with his words 'you can't hand over such position to people who could use it to divide the country', it's evident and factual to say without mincing words that Joe has successfully contradicted the stand of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on 2023 Igbo presidency.
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