“My Decision To Become Nigeria’s President Was A Conviction From God” -Sam Ohuabunwa
As the quest for the South East to produce Nigeria’s President for 2023 gathers pace , a group known as South East for president 2023 has gone on the searching spree for the man who will emerge as a successor to
President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group on their part intends to support a man with good credentials for a Nigerian president of South East extraction in 2023 and not an Igbo president.
The group stated that Nigeria was founded on regional structure and the structure has remained the basis for sharing political office since the country gained Independence in 1960.
The Abia state National coordinator of the group , Rev. Okechukwu Obioha, insisted that the only way to ensure justice and equity in the country will be to allow some one from the zone to be the president of Nigeria since the zone had yet to produce an executive president.
He who were at the Arochukwu residence of Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa in Abia State ,said supporting an Igbo president would mean that any Igbo man out side the South East zone can become president leaving the Igbos of the South East zone to wait for another opportunity.
The group however urged the convener of The New Nigeria Group Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, to make himself available to run for presidential office in 2023.
They also promised to support him irrespective of any political party he might want to pinch his tent with.
According to them ,Sam Ohuabunwa rose from the ranks as a successful businessman, with integrity, having proven to be one of those men who can be trusted to properly undertake a responsibility at the time Nigeria is fazed with challenges of leadership beyond reasonable doubts.
They however expressed optimism that he will deliver the country based on his worth of experience.
Rev. Okechukwu Obioha pointed out that all political parties in the country should consider ceding their presidential tickets to the People of the South East.
He said, “Our vision is that by 2023 the president of Nigeria will be of South Eastern Nigeria extraction.
“There are Igbos in the South-South geo-political zone that why is we are particular about having a candidate from the South East zone and not just an Igbo man outside the South-East zone.
“We want to make sure that every Political party, especially the two major parties and any emergent third force will cede their presidential tickets to the South East zone.
“To achieve our goal we intend working at persuading like minds across the country to support our vision just like we have supported presidential candidates from other zone in the country to succeed in the past”.
Giving assurance during his speech, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa said he will heed to the call by the group to run for the presidential election in 2023.
He said his acknowledgement of their request is as a result of conviction from God that his services is needed to reposition the Country.
He pointed out that Nigeria was facing four major current challenges including poverty, corruption, injustice and insecurity.
He added that the approach to solving the four critical challenges includes solving poverty which will largely solve the problem of corruption, while solving the Injustice challenge will largely deal with insecurity challenges.