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Group endorses Ekweremadu, Obi, Kalu for 2023 Igbo presidency

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By Phil Okose, Onitsha
An Igbo socio-political and cultural , Movement for Justice and Equity/Solidarity for Election of President of Igbo Extraction, has endorsed the Deputy Senate President, Ike ; former governor of Anambra state and vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Peter ; and former governor of Abia state, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu; for .
Speaking to newsmen in Awka, Wednesday, the national president of the , Chief Simon Chukwuemeka Ogonaezi, stated that “There are scores of other Igbo people, who are fit for the seat of the president, but we endorse the trio of Ike , Peter and Orji Uzor Kalu, because of their good track records.
“2023 is the turn of the Igbo nation to produce the president of this country and whoever that is eyeing the seat from other ethnic nationality is insatiable and greedy, because, the North and South West have taken their slots. The All Progressive Congress, APC-led federal government should embrace federal character principle and all inclusiveness.
“They should ensure they zone the senate president to South East. In 2015, during the inauguration of the red chambers, they claimed that no APC senator came from South East and that was why they zoned slot to another zone.
“Presently, the Senate President comes from North; Mr. President comes from North, Vice President from the South West and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGf, also from North.
“In order to give the Igbo nation sense of belonging, the Senate President, this time around, should come from the South East; the Deputy Senate President is not enough for the Igbo. The likes of Orji Uzor Kalu and Benjamin Uwajimogu are senators under APC from Abia North and Okigwe North respectively. They should be considered for that position. It is not acceptable to give Igbo Deputy Senate President,” he stated.
He also condemned the marginalisation of the Igbo in the infrastructural development of the country; adding that the South East is the most marginalised zone in the country.

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