The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Imo State chapter, Rev. Dr. Eches Divine Eches has said that the turn of Igbos to take over the presidency in 2023 is non-negotiable.
The cleric disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
He said that the marginalization of the Igbos in the country has left the people agitating for Biafra.
According to him, “the best Nigeria can do is to consider a president of Igbo extraction to assuage the people’s feelings.
“There is a need for every geopolitical zone in the country to support this move. As for CAN in Southeast and Imo in particular, we strongly stand for Igbo presidency.
“If the Igbos are not considered for the presidency, then they will be left with no option than to look for another country which they will call their own. This country is Biafra.
“If they want it from APC, Igbos have credible people there but whichever way, let there be an Igbo president come 2023.
“We have been meeting to synergize. We have been meeting to galvanize the people towards achieving this target. We won’t rely on Ohaneze Ndigbo who is highly politicized.
“We are going to meet our political leaders to chart a way forward. I believe if we come together, we will get there,” he added.
He concluded by disclosing three strategic programs so far adopted to fight the course.
These, according to him, include getting the people actively involved, canvassing for support from across the nation and carefully selecting a credible and sellable candidate that won’t disappoint them,” he concluded.
He, however, sued for peace among the Igbos in the realisation of this dream.