Igbo must lobby for 2023 presidency, Anyim insists | The Guardian Nigeria News


Former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, has stated that a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023 could only come to pass if the South East creatively and constructively engaged other regions.

According to the one-time Senate president, such engagement would engender confidence and create room for compromises. Anyim made the remarks at the weekend while delivering a keynote address during the sixth World Igbo Summit at Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State.

In his lecture titled, “Identifying the political interest of the Igbo of South East geopolitical zone in Nigeria and strategies for its actualisation,” the ex-SGF maintained that the presidential ambition could not be a gift.

Noting that the concept of equal citizenship means that the nation, its resources and leadership belong to all Nigerians, Anyim declared: “The fair application of this equality of rights concept is what guarantees the cohesion of every society,…

Source: Guardian Newspaper