In a statement by the President and Secretary General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Okwu Nnabuike respectively, Ohanaeze said that Igbos should be supported to take a shot at the presidency in 2023 for unity, justice, fairness and equity to reign.
The group said that it would soon inaugurate a new 2023 National Committee on Igbo presidency project, with a clear mandate to reach out to all the youth leaders, opinion leaders, respected statesmen, Traditional Rulers, religious leaders, women leaders and students in all the zones.
Ohanaeze said that it would lobby stakeholders in the two major political parties, through strong persuasion to break new barriers and build bridges across the Six Geo political Zones. It added that it would appeal to the conscience of the political actors to concede 2023 presidential tickets to Igbo-speaking states, Rivers and Delta states inclusive.
“Southeast remains an integral part of Nigeria, and in other to address all manner of ill feelings like perceived marginalisation and Biafra agitation, Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religion know that for unity, justice, fairness and equity to reign, Igbo should be supported to take a shot at the presidency in 2023.
“It’s glaring to all Igbo that Igbo presidency project is closer to achieve than Biafra realisation. The process of achieving Biafra independence is more cumbersome and complicated compared to Igbo presidency project which is closer and easier.”
The group said that irrespective of the fact that Igbos and IPOB believe in Biafra independence, it is aware of the limitations of Biafra agitation.