It's the turn of Ndigbo to produce the president in 2023 - Jim Nwobodo

By AdvocateNews on 23/06/2020

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Chief Senator Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo
Chief Senator Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo

Former Governor of old Anambra state, Senator Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, declared Monday that it is the turn of the Southeast geopolitical zone to produce Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.

Nwobodo, who is a founding member of the People's Democratic party, PDP, said for justice, equity and fair play, political parties, electorates, and various parts of the country should  look at the direction of the Southeast at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari''s tenure in 2023.

He pointed out that anyone opposed to Igbo presidency project come 2023, "does not wish Nigeria well."

“2023 will be the turn of Southeast to produce the Nigerian president, so I am calling on  other parts of the country to support the project," Semayor Nwobodo said.

The Octogenarian and one time Minister of Sports stated this Monday at his Amechi, Awkunanaw country home, while receiving a chieftaincy title “Eziokwu bu ndu”  meaning (Truth is life), bestowed on him by the Traditional ruler of Amuri Ancient kingdom of Enugu state, Igwe Charles Nwoye.

According to the first republic politician, as a nation existing under a tripartite arrangement of North, East and West, it would be proper  for other segments of the country to throw their full weight behind the zone in its quest to occupy the highest  office  in the land, being the only geopolitical zone that has not had a fair share of the nations governance.

“For the interest of justice, equity and fair play, the South- East geo political zone of the country deserves to produce the next president that would succeed president Muhammadu  Buhari, in the next political dispensation," he declared.

He however, expressed appreciation to the Amuri Monarch for the honour done him, stating that  the title "Truth is life" truly reflects what has been his guiding principle in life.

He said: “I continue to cherish and value this recognition, because truth remains life indeed. And its  coming from a nice and well respected  traditional ruler in Enugu state.

“I will continue to stand by the truth all the days of my life, because that is life. I thank Igwe Nwoye sincerely for this honour.” 

Presenting the title certificate and other regalia attached to it to Senator Nwobodo, Igwe Nwoye, who was represented by the Crown Prince of Amuri Kingdom and Enugu state chairman of All progressive Congress, APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, said the honour was in recognition of the elder-statesman's contributions to the development of the state during  his tenure as governor, particularly in the areas of education and youth empowerment.

Nwoye, who led other top cabinet members of the palace to the event, said the Amuri Community holds Nwobodo, in a very high esteem going by his antecedents as a politician who believes in upholding truth at all times.

Posted 23/06/2020 02:51:24 AM

 

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