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Group alleges plot to deny Southeast 2023 presidency


The Coalition of Southeast Youth Leaders has said there is a grand plot to deny the region the presidency slot in 2023, despite earlier promise that it should be the turn of the zone to produce Nigeria’s president.

In a statement, yesterday, jointly signed by President General, Chief Goodluck Egwu Ibem; Secretary General, Dr Kanice Igwe, and Organising Secretary, Chief Anthony Ekezie, the group said it is sad and disheartening to note that some politicians have started to marshal plans detrimental to the unity and stability of the country for 2023, when 2019 is not yet over.

The Coalition claimed that there is a deliberate ploy to deny the Southeast any frontline political office, noting that part of the agenda was to ensure no Southeast legislator emerges principal officer in the National Assembly.

It also rejected the continued withholding of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s Certificate of Return as senator-elect and non-declaration of Benjamin Uwajumogu, both members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Imo State as pointer to plans to deny the zone the presidency in 2023.

The Coalition also wondered why Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha of APC, who is from Southeast, was not being considered for any principal office in the House of Representatives.

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