Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election in Nigeria, the race for the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari is getting hotter every day.
While Northern Nigeria is pushing to retain power after the eight-year tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Southern region is also agitating for power shift because of what they termed as equity and fairness.
In the Southern region, the South-East Zone is also agitating to produce the President of Nigeria on the ground that the zone has not produced a Nigerian president since the return of democracy in 19ong the eminent politicians in the Southeast that may contest for the highest position are the former Anambra state Governor and former Vice-president aspirants, Peter Obi and former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim.
For the Igbos to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s next leader, they needed to do the following too to achieve their ambition.
Firstly, the stakeholders in the Southeast should present an outstanding politician that has good leadership qualities that will be fit for a presidential candidate. They should also create more awareness of the leadership skills of their candidate to other regions for acceptance.
The good news is that the Northern Elders Forum has announced that it would support a candidate from any region who understands Nigeria problems, possesses the capacity to solve them and can build bridges across Nigeria.
Secondly, the Igbos should be united with a common goal for Presidency. Without the cooperation of all stakeholders in theSouth-East geo-political zone, it may be difficult for any Igbo man to become president.
The people in the Eastern region should be united in their actions towards the goal of achieving the presidency in 2023.