Ndigbo begin ‘Flier Day’ campaign to deepen search for president in 2023
Major cities in Nigeria and in the Diaspora will today (Tuesday) witness an unusual traffic as Igbo file out in their numbers distributing fliers to deepen their quest for presidency in 2023 from South East extraction.
The exercise, tagged “Flier Day”, being packaged by South-East for Presidency 2023 (SEFORP2023) Movement will see the Igbo distributing at least 3,000 fliers in each state of the federation where they reside.
National Co-ordinator of SEFORP2023 Movement, Rev. Obioha Okechukwu, told The Guardian yesterday that the move was part of strategies to increase awareness and signpost the seriousness of the zone in producing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
Obioha, a former National Chairman of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD), said that apart from the physical sharing of the fliers, people were expected to also use every electronic means available to them to reach out to their friends and associates with soft copies of the fliers, which have in details reasons why the rest of the country should allow the South-East to produce president in 2023.
He said: “Each person should find at least 10 persons to share physically or electronically our fliers. They should announce it with pride and every sense of responsibility that it is the turn of the Southeast zone after 63 years of Nigeria’s independence to assume leadership (Presidency) and have Nigeria’s problems solved.
“The sharing will go on simultaneously all over the country between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This is the time we must act. The presidency must come to the South-East in 2023. We are not pretending about it. We are saying that allowing the South-East to produce the president in 2023 is the path to equity, justice and fairness. If we have supported other parts of the country to produce those who have led so far, then let them reciprocate the gesture in true conscience. Igbo have sacrificed for the unity and survival of the country and should not be seen as bystanders in the project of nation building.
“We thank God that our leaders are now speaking with one voice and drumming it loud that we deserve the office. There is no going back. Our leaders in Ohanaeze Ndigbo are part of the exercise. They have given us their blessings. We know that the time is ripe and there is no stopping a divine idea whose time has come.”
Okechukwu stated that by the time the “Flier Day” is over and the national conference coming up in Enugu, “the rest of the country will know that we are not joking and that giving Igbo their due will further deepen our togetherness as a people.”
He said that the leadership of SEFORP2023 across the states of Nigeria have fully mobilised for the exercise.
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