Ohuabunwa visits Anambra, insists Nigeria needs Igbo President
A presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sam Ohuabunwa, yesterday, declared that Nigeria can only attain greatness and realise its potential if an Igbo becomes President of the country in 2023.
Ohuabunwa, who is Convener of the New Nigeria Group (NNG), stated this while interacting with stakeholders. The Ndubuisi-Nwobu-led executive of the party in Awka, Anambra State, yesterday, also hinged good governance on the establishment of the righteous in power.
He disclosed that the country, as currently being run, had expired with the manifestation of fatigue and hopelessness, while the New Nigeria that would be ushered in will be one in which an Igboman will drive the process and lift the country out of the woods.
“Nigeria has a poor rating in governance and poverty, among others, despite the abundant human and material resources with which God endowed the country, but which have been mismanaged due to greed.
“But we will ensure that we have a new Nigeria where the Igbo, which the country has held down for long, will lift the country. It is an answered prayer that God wants an Igbo man to emerge as President of the country.
“Nigeria will go nowhere without the Igbo as President. Nigeria is waiting for an Igbo man for something new and awesome to happen in the country. The era of Igbo man as president will be the beginning of new positive things for Nigerians,” he said.
While decrying vengeance that has been witnessed against Ndigbo by successive governments, he pointed out that, God has finally decided to intervene and answer the prayers of Nigerians with the emergence of an Igbo man as President of the country.
He said Ndigbo would not only develop their communities but also take development to other parts of the country, stressing that a president of Igbo extraction was most desirable, to safeguard their investments outside the South East.
He advocated a reformation of Nigeria to change the negative narrative by mobilising the citizens to optimise the human and natural resources to reach global competitiveness in a country where justice, equity and fairness would reign.
Ohuabunwa also expressed the hope that the new Nigeria of his dream would be seen as a first nation that would bring the light to the world and likened to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirate (UAE).