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Why Igbo should produce Nigeria’s President in 2023, by Arewa goup

By Gordi Udeajah (Umuahia) and Dahiru Suleiman (Dutse)
15 November 2021   |   4:04 am
Association of Arewa Community in Igboland has urged Nigerians to consent to an Igbo becoming the President of the country in 2023.

I’ll support Buhari’s choice, says Jigawa gov
Association of Arewa Community in Igboland has urged Nigerians to consent to an Igbo becoming the President of the country in 2023.

At a conference in Umuahia, Abia State, yesterday, National President of the association, Alhaji Mohammed Umaru, said that the Igbo should be given benefit of the doubt to lead the country in the next political dispensation.

The association, however, counselled the Igbo, whom it described as accommodating and pan-Nigeria, to harmonise themselves and “present a detribalised candidate to contest the 2023 presidential election, as we are sure that the North, South West, South South and others will support this noble agenda.”

MEANWHILE, Governor Muhammad Abubakar of Jigawa State says he has not anointed any presidential aspirant for the 2023 presidency, but waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice.

He made the clarification while receiving members of the Coalition of Buhari Support Groups led by Musa Guri, who visited him at Government House, Dutse.

“For now, I don’t have any anointed candidate. We, as leaders, will try to be fair, just, and support commited, hard working and credible personalities vying for the number one seat in the country, in line with our party’s doctrine.

“I used to tell all those that came looking for my support as presidential candidate that, henceforth, nobody should bother coming to Jigawa because Jigawa is waiting for Mr. President to guide us on whom to support as our residential candidate,”he said.

He called on youths to shun appointments as campaign coordinators of ambitious politicians for now until the time to do so.