The National President of the Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU), Chief Emeka Diwe, has expressed his belief that the fear for Igbo presidency with regard to the 2023 election has been heightened by Nigerians who see the Igbo presidency question from the standpoint of detained separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s activities.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Diwe however urged Igbo people not to give up on their quest to have a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.

According to him, opponents of Igbo presidency think that handing over power to the Igbo man is akin to handing over power to their enemy.

“I have an understanding about the position of other Nigerians on Igbo presidency. The truth must be stated clearly; we must stop dancing around and painting the issues and challenges affecting the Igbo presidency matter in Nigeria.

“It is difficult for other sections of Nigeria to relinquish power to the Igbo, not with what Nnamdi Kanu is doing. They are looking at the Igbo from the stand point of Nnamdi Kanu. They think that handing power to the Igbo is akin to handing power to their enemy,” Diwe told the press recently.

Rochas Okorocha, the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district at the 9th Nigerian Senate; Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip of the House of Senate; and Peter Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State, are some of the Igbo politicians that have thrown their hats into the ring.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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