Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural organization, has advocated for an Igboman to be given the chance to rule Nigeria in 2023.
The group was just repeating pleas from a number of organizations and well-intentioned individuals in the country for the presidential seat to be assigned to the country’s South-East area.
As its leader, Ayo Adebanjo, stated on Sunday, the area should produce the next president in the spirit of justice and togetherness, Afenifere added this statement is founded on morals.
“It is a question of principle. It is a question of morality. It’s a question of being inclusive in everything we do,” he said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
“If you want peace, you must have equity,” he added.
The elder statesman explained further that since the South-West has had its turn with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the South-South with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, political parties should not hesitate to see the South East as the next in line.
“Is South-East not in the south? Is it not in Nigeria?” the Afenifere leader asked, maintaining that the country had always given consideration to every part even during the pre-Independence days.
“It is because of this inclusiveness we put federal character in the constitution,” he added.
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