The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has canvassed for the next president of Nigeria to be of Igbo extraction.
Ikpeazu argued that no other tribe in Nigeria has believed in Nigeria better than the Igbos through their investments in every part of the country.
The governor made the submission on Sunday when he received a former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, at his country home in Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.
Ikpeazu said Anyim remains one of the Igbo politicians qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 and rescue the country from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the governor, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation has good public service credentials and experience to become the next president.
Ikpeazu assured Anyim of his support, asking other tribes to give the South-East a chance to produce the next Nigerian President.
Earlier, Anyim said he came to formally inform Ikpeazu and the party leadership in the state of his plans to contest for the Presidency of the country in the 2023 elections.
He called for the support of the governor and the party in the state, assuring that he would be a candidate and a President that Nigeria would be proud of.
Anyim said that he decided to make himself available for the contest “after a careful analysis of my antecedents, experience, passion and wide contacts across the country.”
Finally, the former SGF said the South East is the most qualified zone in Nigeria to produce the next President, based on equity and justice.
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