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Group says South East Presidency will reduce agitation, tension

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Having a Nigerian President of South East extraction will reduce agitation and tension in the country, the President, National Forum for South East Presidency (NFSEP), Dr. Patrick Enuneku, has said.

In his welcome address at a forum organised by NFSEP in Awka Anambra State, yesterday, Enuneku, who convened the forum, described the Igboman as a believer in united and peaceful Nigeria.

According to him, it is the turn of Ndigbo to take a shot at the country’s Presidency, to help douse the tension across the country.
Nigeria is facing a threat of collapse, a situation that calls for a united front, he asserted.

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His words: “Nigeria is at the verge of collapse, but God forbid. If the Igboman gets the position of President, Nigeria will definitely enjoy the atmosphere of decency in its democracy. If Ndigbo are involved in the presidential status of Nigeria’s politics, the nation will enjoy more dividends of democracy.”

Calling for total support from every Igbo person in particular and other Nigerians in general for the Igbo Presidency project, he canvassed equity and justice in the nation’s affairs.

Chairman of the occasion and the Vice President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Damian Ogene-Okeke, said there is no alternative to Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, urging Ndigbo to be careful and tactful about it, by being peaceful.

Ogene-Okeke, however, cautioned Ndigbo against applying violence in the pursuit of the Presidential slot to the South East zone. Warning that no zone got the Presidency on a platter, he said: “We cannot be in the comfort of our homes and be saying it is our turn to produce the President. We must be courageous about the agitation.”

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