President, Ohanaze Ndigbo Youth Wing Worldwide, Chief Arthur Obiora, has said the South-East geopolitical zone need not beg for the support of other ethnic groups to actualise its 2003 presidential aspirations.
Obiora, who spoke to newsmen yesterday, pointed out that in the spirit of equity, justice, and fairness, other groups that have produced the president should not overheat the polity by their purported unwelcome shot at the 2023 presidency, stressing an Igbo man is prepared to take the leadership of Nigeria, otherwise the unravelling disunity will worsen.
According to him, “The North has taken their turn, South-West and South-South zones through erstwhile presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have taken their turnS. By God’s grace, it is the turn of Igbo, particularly South-East to produce a president come 2023.
“Power is not given but taken. What we are advocating now is to take power by force through constitutional means come 2023. We have been patient enough, and other tribes think it is a sign of cowardice or weakness. No! We have been patient enough and now; it is our turn to take the presidency. Anything outside that is uncalled for. We are prepared to take it, or Nigeria will not be the same again.”
He said President Muhanmmadu Buhari should do the needful and go a notch further in his attention to the South-East geopolitical zone by ensuring that an Igbo man is elected President in 2023.