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  • Updated: February 17, 2022

2023: We Will Punish Any Igbo Politician Who Accepts VP Slot – Igbo Elders

2023: We Will Punish Any Igbo Politician Who Accepts VP Slot

Igbo leaders under the aegis of Igbo Elders Consultative Forum (IECF), has insisted that the Southeast geo-political zone must produce the next President of Nigeria.

They went ahead to threaten heavy sanctions against any Igbo politician that would accept to be presidential running mate to any person.

According to them, it would be either the Southeast is allowed to produce Nigeria’s next president in 2023 or the region would quit Nigeria.

The Chairman of IECF and former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, stated these during a press briefing in Abuja.

Among those present at the briefing were a former Minister of Education; Professor Ihechukwu Madubuike; Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo (FCT chapter), Dr  Kingsley Nkonye; His Royal Majesty, Igwe Ibe Nwosu, and several leading Igbo scholars and traditional title holders.

The Secretary of IECF, Professor Charles Nwekeaku, warned that any political party that does not zone its presidential ticket to the Southeast will lose the region’s votes.

“We are waiting for them (political parties), as they will meet their Waterloo this time if they insist on shortchanging the Southeast people this rare opportunity of producing a credible, patriotic, detribalized, and dynamic president of Nigeria in 2023," he said.

Ezeife said, “Emboldened by the increasing demand and support by credible and patriotic Nigerians for power to shift to the South in 2023, the Igbo Elders Forum hereby encourages visionary, credible and creative presidential materials of Southeast zone to declare their intention for the presidency and pursue it with every sense of seriousness, vigour, and commitment.

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