Igbo politicians should start networking across the nation ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has advised.
The Ohanaeze said this on Tuesday in a statement where it noted that the South East have what it takes to lead the country.
According to the statement, Igbo politicians should start reaching out to other political blocs and groups for the seat in 2023.
“We call on all Presidential materials in Igbo land to begin early enough to build networks with political blocs, groups and individuals in other zones
of the country in preparation for future political permutations,” the statement read.
“Ohanaeze believe and maintaine that its just and fair after the North for power to shift to the South East.
“But power is not just given. Contenders have to move out on time. Our call for any other political entity from any other zone aspiring to rule the nation after the North to think twice is in the interest of the nation.
“We are asking all political parties in Nigeria to zone their Presidency to the South-East zone at the appropriate time.”
It noted that an Igbo presidency will help in tackling the challenges facing Nigerians across board.