Although the year 2023 is still a long way off, politicians have already begun a covert campaign for the 2023 elections.
There have been numerous recommendations for relocating power to the country’s southeast. In Nigeria, the Igbos have yet to produce a president. With the existing president, a northerner, there has been much discussion about handing power over to the Yoruba or Igbo people.
There is no doubt that an Igbo presidency will aid in the de-escalation of the Southeast’s secessionist tensions. An Igbo presidency will undoubtedly consolidate Nigeria’s dream of one united nation. The Igbos, as one of Nigeria’s three major ethnic groupings, deserve the chance to control the country. Over and over, the other two ethnic groups have ruled.
Perhaps 2023 will be a watershed moment for the Igbo, as well as Nigeria as a whole. My father once told me that one of his ambitions in life was to see an Igbo man become President of Nigeria. This, I believe, is also the dream of many Igbos around the world.
The key question now is “who will be Nigeria’s first civilian president from the country’s south-eastern region?”
When it comes to candidate selection, the Igbos have a large number of qualified applicants. They have a large number of intelligent men and women who can take Nigeria to greater heights. Some of the applicants who are well qualified for the job and have a political background are listed below. If chosen, these guys have a better chance of winning. They are as follows:
1. Obi Peter Gregory (born July 19, 1961)
This is a name that many Nigerians are familiar with. He was Atiku’s running mate in the last presidential election, campaigning under the People’s Democratic Party banner (PDP).
He was also the governor of the state of Anambra. He is from Onitsha, Anambra State, and received his education at the famous University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has received numerous honours and is a devout Catholic.
2. Ayim Pius Ayim
This man has been in politics for more than two decades. He was the president of Nigeria’s Senate at one time. He is from the state of Ebonyi. He studied at Owerri’s Imo State University.
3. Ike Ekweremadu (born May 12, 1962)
If given the chance, the lawmaker has what it takes to lead Nigeria. He is from Enugu and was previously the deputy Senate president of Nigeria.
4. Orji Uzor Kalu (born April 21, 1960)
The former governor of Abia state is said to have already met with the former military head of state to discuss his presidential ambitions for 2023. Kalu is well-known in the business world.
The man is a multibillionaire businessman. At the age of 26, he became the youngest Nigerian to earn President Ibrahim Babangida’s National Merit Award. The man is well-educated, possessing a variety of degrees from several universities. He has also received numerous accolades.
5. Rochas Okorocha
You don’t know anything about Nigerian politics if you don’t know who this gentleman is. He was a governor before becoming a senator for the Imo West Orlu Senatorial Zone.
The Rochas Foundation was founded by him. The man is well-known for his generous acts. He is from Ideato South in the state of Imo.
Who do you think has a better chance of winning the presidency in 2023 for the Igbos?