A former governor of Anambra State , Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife , on Monday said from the look of things it seemed God had willed the Igbo to produce the next president of the country .
Ezeife spoke at the Prof Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka , Anambra State during a summit for the grand opening of the Global Movement for Igbo Presidency 2023 .
He commended the initiator of the Global Movement for Igbo Presidency , Kennedy Iyere, from Edo State
He said , “It appears God in heaven is saying it is time for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction .
“Other Nigerians seem to believe in Igbo president more than the Igbo people .
“Igbos are the development agents of Nigeria . We make Nigeria look more like a nation . We believe culturally in developing any part of the world we find ourselves in .
“We deserve to be given a chance and I am glad that our people in diaspora and from other tribes unanimously agree that an Igbo president is what Nigeria needs to take the next strides towards development, ” he said .
Speaking , Senator Ben Obi enjoined major political parties to allot their presidential tickets to the South -East in 2023 for fairness and equity .
Obi noted that it was only once , 54 years ago, that an Igbo man ruled the nation .
He said , “The last time Igbo ruled this nation was during the military regime 54 years ago; during Aguiyi Ironsi ’s era, and it lasted for just 194 days .
“ For this project of Igbo Presidency to be possible , certain variables must be put in place . All political parties, especially the ruling parties APC and PDP must zone their presidential ticket to the South- East .”