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2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Edo2020: 9:57pm On Jan 05
Political leaders of the South East geopolitical zone across all political parties, have insisted that it was turn of the region to produce president in the 2023 general elections.

The resolution was reached at the South East bipartisan meeting held at Igbere, Abia State country home of Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, on Tuesday.

Igbere TV had earlier reported about the meeting which held to discuss the political future of the South East region ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

At the meeting monitored by Igbere TV, the leaders argued that Nigerians across political, ethnic, and religious divides fought hard, long, and collectively to enthrone the current democratic dispensation as the surest way to engender national development and guarantee a just and equitable society “where every section of the country enjoys a sense of belonging.”

The meeting observed that the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has rotated between Northern and Southern Nigeria and among the various geopolitical zones. “Thus, the South West and South South geopolitical zones in the southern part of the country have produced the President of Nigeria.

“Hence as power is expected to rotate to the South in 2023, the South East is the only zone in the South that is yet to produce a President of Nigeria in the current democratic dispensation,” a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting made available to Igbere TV, further revealed.

The well-attended meeting further observed that the people of the South East region have continued to demonstrate their commitment to the unity and development of the country, Nigeria.

“Not only has the geopolitical zone actively supported the emergence of Nigerian President of other geopolitical extractions, the people are also known to be major agents of development and heavy investors outside their zone and often the next in population after the indigenes in any state of Nigeria.

“Our well-pronounced presence and investments in every nook and cranny of the country represent the firmest and most practical demonstration of faith in the unity, peace, and continued corporate existence of the country, for where a man’s treasure is, there his heart lies also,” it said.

Resolutions/Demands

After exhaustive and incisive deliberations, the leaders resolved to recommit themselves to the “deepening of the nation’s democracy as the surest way of fast-tracking national development and building an egalitarian society where no man is oppressed for reasons of his class, ethnic, religious or political affiliation and background.”

They implored Nigerians across political, ethnic, religious, and geopolitical divides and persuasions to support the people of the South East zone to produce a Nigerian President of South East extraction “as a mark of good faith and to promote justice and national harmony.”

“For emphasis, we deem this very important in giving every part of the country a sense of belonging and in promoting national unity and solidarity. It is the loudest reassurance of equality of all parts and that the country indeed belongs to all members of the Nigerian commonwealth ”

Furthermore, the meeting called on all the political parties to cede their presidential tickets in the 2023 general election to the South East “in the interest of justice, equity and national unity.”

“To make good our demand and reciprocate such good faith, we have decided, as a geopolitical zone with substantial presence in every part of the country to give a block vote and throw our full weight behind any major political party, particularly the APC and PDP, that zones its presidential ticket to the South East in 2023 general election. We resolved to work for such a party irrespective of our different individual political parties.

“To emphasis that what we seek is a Nigerian President of South East extraction, one that will work to further unite and develop every part of the country. Such a President will be President of all Nigerians irrespective of their political, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, ensuring that all citizens and every part of the country is given a sense of belonging and treated with utmost sense of justice. Such was the dream of the founding fathers of this great nation wherefore they declared that though tribe and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand. For the same reason, they also committed to building a just nation where no man is oppressed so that Nigeria may be blessed with peace, plenty, and prosperity.”

The communiqué was signed by the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu; Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim; Ebonyi Central Senator, Joseph Obinna; House of Reps spokesman, Benjamin Kalu and House of Reps Deputy Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.

Others were: Chief Chuka Odum, Sen. Michael Nnachi, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, Hon. Amechi O. Danis, Chief Chekwas Okorie, Rep. Makwe Livinus M, Dr. Oliver Osi, Hon Ali Okechukwu and Hon Stanley Ohajuruka.

https://igberetvnews.com/1378045/2023-time-southeast-produce-president-igbo-leaders-insist/

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Edo2020: 9:57pm On Jan 05
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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Nobody: 9:58pm On Jan 05
nobi to only make mouth � wooo na to act,,,, beside we can't just give you ticket � on a platter of gold

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Marvellously2Me: 10:08pm On Jan 05
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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by naijainform: 10:10pm On Jan 05
Where are the Igbo leaders? This one's represent themselves

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by NGpatriot: 10:13pm On Jan 05




lol....

Comedians, always comedians..


grin grin grin

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Poloyanabo2(m): 2:46am On Jan 06
You lots have always been against quota system, so I guess 2023 presidential ticket should be given based on merit and not for pity or compensation.

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by leadedge: 5:39am On Jan 06
Like seriously...

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by nony43(m): 5:39am On Jan 06
The time is truly ripe for Igbos to produce a democraticly elected President. if not for any other thing to use it to say sorry for the war fought. But most Northerners will see it as a revenge when an Igbo man will start fighting bandits and Boko haram.

If you want this country to move forward give an Igbo man president. Dangote won't have the monopoly he is enjoying today Igbo man will create an environment for his brother and other regions to compete with him. But no the demons holding this country still want all to be in the dark while screaming one Nigeria

An igbo man will not be as Nepotic as Bubu, watch his appointments you hardly see his brothers there. Most Igbos are extroverts and have friends all over the country, they live everywhere.

Lastly an Igbo president will be removed by an Igbo man grin grin

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by superior1: 5:39am On Jan 06
Igbos will do well with a state of theirs, all those clamoring for Igbo presidency (knowing it won’t happen with the current arrangement of Nigeria) are the same who have been exploiting their people.

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by nextBIGthing: 5:40am On Jan 06
For una mind : wink ....I think say na Biafra una want before

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by EmekaBlue(m): 5:40am On Jan 06
I hate politics but please these men should stop all these kind of talks. It sounds like Ndi igbo tribe is begging.

Just calm down...the day igbo enter that seat... Kai,.i pity how low some people up north will become...they will go full time to shoe mending, gate men, mai ruwa, mai suya and the leaders who ate money in d past will maybe serve them almajiri style food once in a while and ofc will never climb president position ever again. So they should Enjoy It while it last

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by MOLOTOVcockTAIL(m): 5:40am On Jan 06
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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by abragr8: 5:40am On Jan 06
I support a Nigerian President from Igbo Extradition. However do a little research about Catalonia in Spain. You will discover that a small part of a country can decide to develop on their own and even be greater than the country they live in.
No part of Nigeria wants to do that. All they want is for their Kinsman to be living inside Asokoro.
Ngwanu

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by thaoriginator: 5:41am On Jan 06
President of where?? grin

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Sunnycliff(m): 5:41am On Jan 06
We don't need the presidency. The North that has been ruling Nigeria, how have they fared? Insecurity, Poor Education, Almajiris, Religious fanaticism, generally poor living standards etc. Let every man go his way. Arewa, Oduduwa and Biafra.

This is all we Igbos want.
God Bless MNK

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by JudasNaCarrot: 5:42am On Jan 06
Let's say the truth....the Igbos have been denied this position systematically not because they don't participate or support other regions in politics to produce the president but for that singular act of the civil war. Biafra was vanquished and since then this tribe have suffered systematic exclutions in key national positions.

The South West should shelve it's presidential ambition championed by one particular greedy politician. Stop all these shenanigans of Tinubu have the right to contest bla bla bla because the country is not about one man but a as groups that makes up the whole entity called Nigeria.

Igbos should threaten fire and brimestone and match it up with action. They should be ready to fight and fight because that is the only strategy that will attract other groups to listen to them or else they will loose it gain, this time it may be up to half a century to talk about coming to become president again.

Let's be fair to ourselves.

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Awasa: 5:43am On Jan 06
When una mumu don do una go join MNK grin

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Tekzyflex(m): 5:43am On Jan 06
Chimamanda's interview has gingered these ones from their sleep.

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by florixi: 5:44am On Jan 06
There youths would would say otherwise grin grin. Always divided and confuse set of race.



Edo2020:


https://igberetvnews.com/1378045/2023-time-southeast-produce-president-igbo-leaders-insist/

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by NaijaOlosho(f): 5:44am On Jan 06
Yes it is time.

If we want to play a fair game

Tinubu avoid Presidency or watch as thunder do his job

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by dignity33: 5:45am On Jan 06
Igbo president or balkanization of Lord lugard entity.

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Felixalex(m): 5:49am On Jan 06
Oya produce na

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Sleekfingers: 5:51am On Jan 06

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by agbari1: 5:51am On Jan 06
If PDP and APC zone their presidential candidates to south easy in 2023 elections, PDP will win the election. First, south east will vote for PDP. Yoruba votes will go directionless. Their will be lower voters turnout. The region may share their votes into two. South South and middle belt will vote PDP.

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by rawtouch: 5:53am On Jan 06
go and put your house in order first

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by emkz: 5:53am On Jan 06
Furthermore, the meeting called on all the political parties to cede their presidential tickets in the 2023 general election to the South East “in the interest of justice, equity and national unity.”

Sometimes, I feel these folks are unserious. First, you want APC and PDP to cede the ticket to the southeast, did APC win any state in the southeast inthe last presidential elections? Who have you reached out to? Have you talked to the stakeholders in the two leading parties? You fight for what you want and not pass resolutions you have no powers to enforce. At these meetings, come up with a strategy to win power, send delegations to the stakeholders in northern Nigeria and the southwest, build alliances, build strong bridges (Buhari realized this late but this tipped the elections for him in 2015).

This whole southeast presidency is becoming a sad joke. Imagine this:

“To emphasis that what we seek is a Nigerian President of South East extraction, one that will work to further unite and develop every part of the country. Such a President will be President of all Nigerians irrespective of their political, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, ensuring that all citizens and every part of the country is given a sense of belonging and treated with utmost sense of justice. Such was the dream of the founding fathers of this great nation wherefore they declared that though tribe and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand. For the same reason, they also committed to building a just nation where no man is oppressed so that Nigeria may be blessed with peace, plenty, and prosperity.”

Please find out how to win presidency. You owe it to yourselves.

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by praktikals3: 5:54am On Jan 06
nextBIGthing:
For una mind : wink ....I think say na Biafra una want before

They are a confused species

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by yemmit90: 5:57am On Jan 06
I think south east should be more concern about development and unification of their region. What has any region benefited from a president coming from the same region.

Let us all fight for true federalism with weak central and powerful regions.

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Re: 2023: "It's Time For Southeast To Produce President", Igbo Leaders Insist by Unrated900(m): 5:58am On Jan 06
nextBIGthing:
For una mind : wink ....I think say na Biafra una want before


They have changed their word
Since their leader has ran away amd
Refuse to show face.

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