The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze worldwide, has reiterated the need for zoning in the 2023 presidential election, saying that it remains sacrosanct in view of the country’s diversity, and the need to run an inclusive nation.
Speaking when a delegation of Concerned Youths and Students’ Leaders of Nigeria (COYSLEN) visited him at his office in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, Spokesman of Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu, stressed the need for the major political parties to zone their presidential tickets to the South-East geopolitical zone.
Ibegbu noted that the fate of the nation now lies on her youths and students whose future is at stake, adding that the nation must be built on political, social and economic justice for us to make progress in view of our diversity.
He urged the leaders to go to their various constituencies and preach the message of zoning the presidential ticket to the South-East, adding that the nation needs to be restructured for the interest of her present and unborn generation.
The group led by Comrade Wale Oshukoya and Comrade Yusuf Mamman , commended the spokesman of Ohanaeze for raising the bar of the apex Igbo body, and making the views of the group significant in Nigeria and the world.
They expressed their support for power shift to Ndigbo in the interest of the nation and for the sake of equity.