Ebony state Governor, David Umahi has joined other strong voices in the call for Igbo presidency, come 2023.
The talks on who should become the next Nigeria president after President Muhammadu Buhari is currently gaining momentum with individuals, groups, and coalitions setting up discussions on where the Presidency should be zoned to.
Umahi, who is also the chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum (SGF) made this call during a broadcast on Monday, October 26, maintained that for the sake of equity, fairness, justice, and more importantly to protect the national harmony, the next president should come from the Southeast.
The Ebonyi state governor used the opportunity to commend the leadership of the #EndSARS protest for putting an end to their demonstration in the southeast region.
He also condemned the shooting at Lekki and suggested that the southeast governors would continue to call for ‘’accelerated investigation so that the culprits will be brought to book.”
The governor promised to channel the demands of the protesters to the president and make sure that everything is restored back to the peace lane.
“I think the South-East should be allowed to produce the leader of the country. I’m sure their (youths) spirit is there.
“We had a very useful discussion with the youths. They requested that we have a discussion with the President over their demands.”