A group, Igbo for a Progressive Nigeria, has urged the people of the South-East not to genuflect to anybody in order to be president of Nigeria in 2023.
Describing the presidency of Nigeria as the bonafide right of qualified citizens, the group said the Igbo should enter the presidential race as a matter of rights, not a privilege.
The group’s President, Lawrence Onuzulike, stated this on Monday at a press conference in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
He said Igbo should stop playing second fiddle by begging for the presidential slot, blaming their inability to clinch the position long ago on the beggarly disposition they have assumed.
“Nobody gives us Igbo presidency. We’re Nigerians. We’re not black Americans fighting for acceptance in America. This is our country and we just have to take what is ours.