gbo for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN) has appealed to other ethnic nationalities in the country to support the South-East zone in its quest to produce Nigeria’s next president in the 2023 presidential election.
IPAN National President Lawrence Onuzulike, at a press conference in Awka, the Anambra State capital, argued that the Igbo have contributed much to the development of the country and would do much more if supported to lead Nigeria.
‘IPAN is also desirous of a national political grid where the Igbo people are fully integrated. We are working towards an Igbo presidency in the very near future with the support of our brethren from other geopolitical zones,’ he said.
IPAN lamented the poor state of infrastructure in the zone, saying that the ‘poor level of development in the region’ shows that federal allocations and other revenues that accrued to the states in the region from 1999 to date were mismanaged.
‘Since the return of democracy in 1999, the five southeastern states have received a cumulative federal allocation of about N3.46 trillion as at September 2020.