Constitutional lawyer Releases Full List of Igbo Presidential candidates
By AHAM NJOKU
Ahead of 2023 Presidential elections, lawyer, author and political strategist, Aham Njoku has listed 14 Presidential candidates of Igbo extraction who can occupy the office of the president of Nigeria.
Asked why he published the list, the Constitutional lawyer said, ”We are giving every Igbo person a sense of belonging and we are also projecting our unity to the rest of Nigerians.”
Futher he said, ”We want to show contrary to the propaganda in some quarters that Igbos have more than enough presidential materials.
We are saying that all political parties should adopt an Igbo Presidential candidate.
Just like in 1999 when both PDP and AD fielded two Yoruba Presidential Candidates Igbos now should be fielded in all political parties.”
According to him, ”Since independence the north has always been the political partners of the East. In 1960 Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe was the President while Alhaji Tafawa Balewa was the Prime minister. In 1979 President Shehu Shagari was the President and Dr Alex Ekwueme was the Vice President. Even President Babangida chose Ebitu Ukiwe to be his vice.”
Asked about Bola Tinubu’s aspirations, Njoku said, ”Bola Tinubu knows that it is the turn of the Igbos to produce the President. He should wait till its the turn of Yorubas. Don’t forget that in 1999 Igbos were short changed when Dr Alex Ekwueme was asked to step aside for Olusegun Obasanjo to assuage the Yorubas for MKO Abiola’s issue.’
Famousreporters.com recalls that after a clarion call to various parties across the nation, from well-meaning sons and daughters of Igbo extraction, both parties have unhesitatingly zoned their candidates to Southeast region.
The full list is as follows:
- Peter Obi.
2 Nnia Nwodo.
- Dr Chris Ngige.
- Dr Ogbonnaya Onu
- Sen Pius Anyim
6 Sen Ike Enweremadu
- Chief Emeka Ihedioha
8 Chibuike Amaechi
- Barr Ezenwo Wike
- Dr Ifeanyi Okowa
- Engr Dave Umahi
- Barr Emeka Nwajiuba.
- Chief Obi Aguocha
- Dr Kingsley Moghalu