Ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, different zones have been agitating to produce the next president of the country and take over from the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. The southeast zone has been agitating for the zoning of the 2023 presidency for the Igbos to produce the President of Nigeria for the first time after the return of democracy in 1999.
It is no longer news that the southeast region of Nigeria, which is predominantly made up of the Igbo ethnic nationality, has been on the push for the next President of Nigeria to emerge from the southeast region. Photo credit: Vanguard Newspaper For the individuals and groups such as Ohanaeze Ndigbo, propagating this demand, the Igbo ethnic nationality has not yet been given a chance to govern Nigeria since the beginning of its current democratic dispensation in 1999.
The next general election is fast approaching and there is an increasing demand for a southerner to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, has urged political parties to zone their presidential tickets to the south east in order to pave the way for an Igbo presidency in 2023.
South-East governors' under the aegis of South-East Governor's Forum, has urged Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Leader of Adoration Ministry Enugu, to stop his criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The plea was made at the Annual Thanksgiving and Bazaar of the church on Sunday, by David Umahi, Chairman of the South-East Governors' Forum, and his Enugu State counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The 2023 presidential election is less than two years in Nigeria, different zones have been agitating to produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor. Southeast is one of the zones that have been agitating for the 2023 presidency. The zone wants to be given the chance to produce the president of Nigeria for the first time after the return of democracy in 1999.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has finally reacted to the Thursday's court trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. While reacting, the apex Igbo group called on the federal government to produce the IPOB leader in court on Thursday.
As reported by SaharaReporters, the South-East governors have advised one of the prominent clerics in Nigeria to stop criticizing the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and his administration. The South-East governors' forum led by Governor David Umahi, has warned the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, to abstain from saying bad things about the president of the country – Muhammadu Buhari – who is trying his possible best to manage the issues affecting the country.
The Igbo apex socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has reacted to the arrest of Chiwetalu Agu by the Nigerian soldiers. Yesterday, reports had surfaced on the media that the veteran Nollywood actor has been arrested by soldiers for wearing Biafra flag regalia, and his arrest had attracted different reactions from members of the public.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo can actually help to stop the persistent orders being given to Igbo people. The orders have seriously hampered the development of the five states in southeast and even the forthcoming Anambra election is under some possible threats. The sociocultural organisation can step in to help to stop the issue.
Following the one-week sit-at-home order by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has kicked against the order. According to the report by DAILY POST, the Indigenous People of Biafra have ordered a one-week sit-at-home if the federal government refuses to release its leader on or before the 4th of November, 2021.
(Photo Credit: Google) The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has asked the Federal Government to have a dialogue with IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The Igbo elders organization said the only way out of the insecurity challenges in the Southeast region is for the government to sit down and have a dialogue with IPOB agitators.
The federal government's reported move to impose a state of emergency in Anambra state to tighten security has continued to draw reactions from Nigerians and a number of groups. Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide in reaction to Abubakar Malami’s insinuation maintained that nobody can declare a state of emergency in the southeast state because of the recent insecurity, The Punch reports.
Mr Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing treasonable felony and terrorism charges, was on Thursday, brought to the Federal High Court, Abuja in a tight security. Photo credit: Vanguard Photo credit: Hotels NG It was reported that some sets of noble individuals and groups consisting of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and other prominent Nigerians were denied access into the Court, as security agents were deployed around the premises as early as 4am.
It has been reported that Ohanaeze Ndigbo has berated a social media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, over an assertion credited to him that no South-East candidate or even the South as a whole could win the presidency in 2023 election under the platform of the People Democratic Party, PDP.
It is now trending that on Thursday, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other prominent Nigerians took a swipe at the security agents for prohibiting lawyers, journalists and some leadership of the Ndigbo clan from attending the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra.
Nnamdi Kanu: Why Sen Abaribe should be in prison - Femi Adesina Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has launched an attack on Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe. Adesina, who was referring to Abaribe, said the Senator should be in prison for supporting “someone bent on dismembering Nigeria.”
The Federal Government (FG) has been asked to refrain from it's plan to deploy Tucano fighter jets to the south east. The call was made by the Igbo socio cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which was a reaction to suggestions credited to the attorney general of the federation.
Photos Credit: Google Ohanaeze tackles Dokpesi over ‘no southern candidate can win presidency’ comment The apex Igbo social - cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described as ‘unfortunate’ the comment of the Chairman, Daar Communications Ltd, Raymond Dokpesi, who said that there is no candidate in the South East or in the entire South that can win the presidency in 2023 under the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ahead of the upcoming 2023 presidential election, it's no longer news that the Igbos have long been advocating for Igbo presidency as they believe that this very opportunity would be a breakthrough for them, considering the fact that they are yet to produce a president from the region ever since Nigeria returned to democratic rule.
As the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria draws closer, political players across the country have been commenting on the zone that should produce the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo credit: Vanguard Since the return of democracy in 1999, Southeast geopolitical zone has not produced the president of the country.