By Amb Timothy Nwachukwu
The umbrella body of Igbo women in Nigeria and Diaspora, Okpotokpo Adaigbo Nile Worldwide has called on all political parties in Nigeria to zone thier Presidential ticket to the south east geo political zone ahead of the next general election.
In an online press statement jointly signed by Barrister Linda Ochunu, The National Coordinator, Barrister Happiness Ochunu, Lagos State Coordinator, Rose Jack
National Publicity Secretary and Lolo Gloria Aniegboka
South Africa Coordinator, the group disclosed that Igbo presidency is the Key to Peace, development, advancement & Industrialization of Nigeria.
They opined that for the nation to achieve the long standing dreams of it’s founding fathers and for an accelerated and unprecedented development that will usher Nigeria among the league of the biggest and prosperous economy in the world.
The group stated that the Igbo Nation has Worthy sons and daughters who have the capacity to occupy the highest position in the land and deliver the needed democratic dividends to all sections of the geopolitical zones.
The group noted that Ndigbo has paid their dues in Nigeria as theyare the most traveled tribe and has investment in all corners of Nigeria and this deserves the presidential spot.
The group outlined the efforts of Nigeria’s foremost Nationalist, Dr. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe to unite Nigerians, noting that he amongst others fought for the independence of Nigeria and over forty years after the civil war, Ndigbo has continued to be disadvantaged in Nigeria.
The group further called on OHANAEZE Ndigbo and other Igbo Leaders and groups to intesify efforts in selling the Igbo presidency to other zones.