An appeal has been made to the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) to support the quest of the people of the South East for the election of an indigence of the region as the President of Nigeria in 2023.  The appeal was made by a group – South-East for President 2023 Abuja chapter, when its delegation paid a courtesy visit to IPAC’s office in Abuja, recently. The delegation was led by the association’s National Coordinator, Rev. Ukechukwu Obiora.

According to Obiora,  just like the three major political parties in 1999 conceded the presidency to the South West, South-East should also be considered for the 2023 presidency.  He said that such consideration would be in the spirit of fairness, equity and justice, adding that it was in 1963 the region last tasted executive power. He said that Chief Olu Falae was the joint Presidential Candidate of the All Peoples Party (APP) and the Alliance for Democracy (AD) while Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was that of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The group National Coordinator noted that it was not too early to start campaigning for the presidential slot since the other five zones had had their chance, remaining the South East, which is also major partner in the Nigeria project.

Addressing the delegation, Chief Peter Ameh, IPAC National President, said that Nigeria was an indivisible entity under God. He called on the group to work with other political parties to be able to realize its ambition, adding that the Igbo remained the connected rod that made Nigeria. According to him, on the road to 2023, we shall seek equity, fairness and prosperity for our nation because Nigerians in justice. The IPAC President added that there must be proper foundation for every zones in the country ahead of 2023 for the people to be able to say what they wanted. (NAN)

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