The President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor, has expressed optimism that the South East would get the set of the president in the next general election.
“This time round, the Nigerian President must come from Igbo land, if others achieved it, we must achieve it. Give us our own chance, that is what Igbos are asking for because we deserve it and it is reasonable,” he said.
Obiozor, who spoke at a conference in Abuja on Monday, added that the divergent views of the Igbos will not stop them from taking the seat in 2023.
“Politics is a matter of choice. For the Igbos, having different opinions should not be a concern.
“For your information, no section of the polity has just one opinion, Igbos have different opinions and the opinions converge on the Presidency for South East in 2023,” he said.
He faulted the refusal of the Federal Government to implement the national confab, adding that it was a failed attempt to remodel Nigeria’s federalism.
“The 2014 national conference was another missed opportunity. Many of the things were done on consensus. I was South East Coordinator in the confab.
“That confab was another failed attempt at remodelling our federalism. They didn’t want restructuring, they didn’t want federalism,” he said.
Reacting to the predicted clash of interest between the Eastern Security Network and the newly established Ebubeagu, Obiozor said any organisation working for the interest of the people would be welcomed, adding that raising sentiments on the basis of Ebube Agu and ESN was unnecessary.
“We are tired of people dividing us with English language. It is about method; I don’t want any method that puts Igbos on harm’s way,” he said