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Former Governor of Enugu State, Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo, is leading the Greater Nigeria Conference along with Sen. Victor Umeh and Sen. Chris Anyanwu, among many other patriotic Igbos at home and abroad to actualize the dream for Igbo presidency.
The event is to be held on Monday at the International Conference Center, ICC, Abuja.
Among them are Pa Ayo Adebanjo, the Afenifere’s leader, and Chief Edwin Clark, the South-leader, South’s who, along with other prominent Nigerians, will convene a dialogue to emphasize the critical need for an Igbo candidate to emerge President of Nigeria in the upcoming election.
The GNC Media Office issued a statement signed by Collins Steve Ugwu. According to Steve Ugwu, the conference is being organized by a non-partisan Ndigbo think-tank called “Nzuko Umunna.”
“It is dedicated towards awakening the best ethnic and political fraternities of Nigerians to appreciate the binding need for accommodation and sacrifice, in supporting a Nigerian President from the South-East region of Nigeria come 2023 elections.
“The plannings are complete, the audience is ready, and more patriotic Nigerians are now selfless in championing the truth, that our country can only get better and faster on the wheels of equality, justice, fairness and deliberate inclusion to all her citizens, especially the Southeast people of Nigeria,” Ugwu affirmed.
He said that in addition to nationalist patriots from across the country, four governors from the Southeast will also attend, since they will play key roles in the big idea of a Nigerian President from the Southeast.
“It is already heartwarming, and a sign of great awareness what one of them, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state declared passionately this week that Ndigbo have cried enough on their marginalization, and Nigerians should grant the region a fair playing ground, come 2023 general elections for the Presidency.
He posited that most of the patriots who engineered the plan that made the Southwest region produce the presidential candidates for the two major political parties in 1999 are still alive and active in Nigerian politics.
“No one in Nigeria can deny the fact that Ndigbo are zealous, patriotic and committed to the oneness of Nigeria.”
“That simply is a factual foretaste to the many more of what Greater Nigeria Conference will put in the front burner, as it gathers all the presidential aspirants from Southeast before Nigerians to dialogue and persuade the election of one as Nigeria President in the spirit of together-we-can-do-better for this country,” he added.