Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra state, has declared that the people of the southeast geopolitical zone would go on their knees to beg other zones to have Igbo presidency in 2023.
Vanguard reports that the Igbo chief made this known on Monday, October 5, in Awka during the launch of the global movement for president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
The project, which was initiated by one Kennedy Iyere, is to ensure an Igbo man emerges the next president of Nigeria.
Ezeife regretted that southeast remained the only zone to produce a president since the return of democratic rule in Nigeria.
He appealed to other geopolitical zones to support the clamour for a president from the southeast in 2023 for fairness, equity, and justice.
“We are using this medium to call on people like Alhaji Bola Tinubu and others from the north nursing the presidential ambition to have a rethink.
In his speech, the chairman of the event, Senator Ben Obi, urged Igbo people to unite to fight the course, saying that power is not given but struggled for.
Obi listed four hurdles that the people must cross to achieve the desired result.
He said that the political class from the zone must speak with one voice and persuade political parties to allow the presidential slot to the area.