2019 presidency: Committee shortlists Patience Jonathan, Ekweremadu, Okorocha, Orji-Uzor Kalu, Obi, 8 others | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, three Igbo groups, the World Igbo Youth Congress, WIYC, the Igbo Students’ Association, ISA, and the South-East Women Professionals, SWP, have shortlisted prominent Igbo politicians to run for presidency.

The decision came after their extra-ordinary general congress held in Enugu on Friday.
This is coming few days after the Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, equally declared that there would be no going back on the Igbo presidency in 2019.

The OYC had declared that should it not realize Igbo presidency in 2019, it would see to the actualization of Biafra in 2020.

Similarly, the three Igbo groups, which met in Enugu shortlisted the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, immediate past first lady, Dame Patience‎ Jonathan, among others.

The groups equally lambasted Igbo leaders over their recent visit to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Aso Rock, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

A communique issued after the meeting was signed by Dr. Ugwu Francis, Deputy President General, WIYC, Comrade Francis Njoku and Glory Izuora, President and secretary, respectively of ISA, and Dr. Mrs. Nkem Nwuzor and Dr. Mrs. Helen Dike-Orji on behalf of the SWP.

It read: “We are outraged over the recent self-serving visit of some Igbo leaders to the Aso Villa Abuja. While we respect their right as Nigerians to visit any place of their choice, we are against the use of such trips for the pursuant of personal glory and goals.
 “We observed with dismay that rather than present basic issues affecting the Igbo nation, they merely went there singing songs of ‘Nigeria unity.’
“It is a common knowledge that Ndigbo are grossly marginalized in every sphere of the nation, including the position of presidency.
“These cries of marginalization have consistently fueled Biafra agitation and the only way to end these agitations is to demonstrate, not just in words, but in practical terms that Ndigbo are part owners of the Nigeria project.
“Consequently, we declare that those hosted by Osinbajo did not represent Ndigbo in any form but their personal interests.
“So, having examined these issues, we hereby align ourselves with the position of the Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide as we kick-off today an aggressive campaign for Igbo presidency.
“The following names have been shortlisted as presidential candidates of Igbo extraction: the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, immediate past first lady, Dame Patience‎ Jonathan, Air Comodore Ebitu Ukiwe, (rtd.), Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd.), Oby Ezekwesili, Prof. Pat Utomi, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Senator Hope Uzodinma, among others‎. These and many more will pass through screening by the Igbo Presidency Project Committee.

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  1. Talk for your zoo biafrababoons not Nigeria, no igno president for Nigeria stop making such statements that will never happen idiot, if you say President in your Zoo country call biafrababoons i think is OK because you know nothing except looting Government treasury, looting is blocked that is why you're calling for break up, if because your Mad why Petiente in Presidency for Nigerian Country, do you think we are Monkeys like you, at least say something reasonable nonsense, may be is the reason FFK join you, he sees many dump ignorant among you
    God forbid

  2. Anonymous 6:54pm, your comment clearly reveals that you belong in zoological gardens because your language associates you with animals of all sorts.

  3. A committee of moral leper colony.

  4. Nice move maybe it will help and I pray that ibos stick together to actualize it...

    1. You call this a nice move? Having more than 80% of your so-called Presidential hopefuls enmeshed in corruption is a very disappointing situation.

  5. Patience Jonathan? This is a joke I guess, it clearly shows how unserious you are.

  6. Nigeria is a democratic nation. Everyone have a right to contest for president. But i wonder how igbo candidate will win d vote of the majority looking at the situation on ground. Wish u guys gudluck


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