Former Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife claims that Igbos are ready to do anything in order to get the opportunity to become Nigeria’s President come 2023.
Speaking at the United for Better Nigeria Initiative National Convention in Abuja on Saturday, Ezeife said Igbos are prepared to “kneel down, prostrate, and beg” other Nigerians for the 2023 presidency.
The elder statesman, however, pointed out that Presidency is not given to anyone but people have to work and show that they really merit the position.
He said, “So I found Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and other groups in this place talking about the need for federal character. If you do it that way, there will be unity. If there is fairness, equity, justice, you will have unity and progress.
“In the absence of those, you see where we are now. It is not a matter of giving us president. We don’t give; you have to work for it. The Igbo does not prostrate.
“The Igbo man does not kneel down, but this time, we are prepared to kneel down to every part of Nigeria, every group, every ethnic group in Nigeria. We are prepared to even prostrate because we believe in this country. We are prepared to prostrate and beg for the president in 2023.”
Meanwhile, a Northern group in the South-East has called on Nigerians to support the emergence of an Igbo president in the 2023 General Elections.