Chuks Ibegbu, the spokesman of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to the latest place of a Northern chief, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, on zoning Nigeria Presidency to the Southeast geopolitical zone.
Recall that Tanko Yakasai, a former Presidential Adviser, had advocated for an Igbo Presidency in 2023.
Yakasai mentioned the Southeast ought to attain out to different elements of the nation for help in producing Nigeria’s subsequent president.
Talking additional, the elder statesman identified that the Southeast was the one a part of Nigeria that was but to supply a president.
In accordance with Yakasai: “I’ve quite a lot of sympathies for the Igbos so far as producing a president for Nigeria is worried. The South-West, South-South and the North have all tasted it however the South East has not tasted the Presidency”.
Nonetheless, in a phone interview with DAILY POST on Friday, Ibegbu, mentioned that Yakassai has proven some degree of patriotism by his stand.
He known as on different patriotic statesmen in Nigeria to hitch him in championing Nigeria President of Igbo extraction come 2023.
His phrases, “Igbo land will not be landlocked as mentioned by Alhaji Yakasai. Nearly half of Igbo territory was excised to Igbo neighbors after the civil conflict by the Mamman Nasir boundary adjustment with a view to make Igbo land a none maritime territory.
“Igbo land is an enormous maritime area till that deft and willful post-war train. Even then, Igbo land continues to be a maritime area even with the horrible act. We ask Yakassi to return to his historical past and geography books even at his age now, to check the details as they have been earlier than and are at the moment.
“Ohanaeze lauds the South East Governors for the safety outfit which they’re now working onerous to place in place whereas expressing hope that the second Niger bridge and the Enugu worldwide airport will quickly be accomplished as assured by the federal authorities”.