A group, Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN) has urged people of the South East to view the Igbo presidency as their right and not a privilege ahead of the 2023 general elections.
It said it was high time Ndigbo stopped playing second fiddle by begging for the slot, blaming their inability to clinch the position over the decades to such disposition.
Addressing newsmen on Monday, the President, Lawrence Onuzulike however dismissed threats and violence as part of the process of achieving the dream.
He called for dialogue, understanding and partnership with those from other regions and tribes to support the choicest candidate, who he said, would be acceptable to all.
He said, “Yes, we want an Igbo man in Aso Rock. But the path we’re toeing is that of peace. We’re not among those who insist that if you don’t give us president in 2023 we’ll join others to terrorize Nigeria. We don’t threaten anybody.