Northern group backs Igbo presidency


By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja

A group, Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development, has thrown its weights behind Igbo presidency, insisting the presidency should rotate to the South East zone and not to any other.

The group, which noted, its support was borne out of the need for every zone to have a taste of the presidency, further flayed the marginalisation of the South-East zone in the scheme of things since 1999.

Its National Coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni and National Women Leader, Mario Bichi, in a statement, on Sunday, appealed to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone their tickets to the region.

It emphasised the need for all political interest groups to allow the South East rule Nigeria for the sake of justice and equity.

It urged Ohanaeze Ndigbo to lobby other regions to support the ambition of the South-East, vowing to mobilise support with a view to achieving Igbo Presidency in…



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