The Movement for Election of Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction has appealed to the former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, who was Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Presidential Election, to contest the 2023 Presidential Election.
The group made the appeal in a statement issued by its National Convener, Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme, on Saturday in Enugu.
According to Ezekwueme, the appeal is based on national acceptance of Obi due to his prudent management of public funds and selfless service to various sectors of economy irrespective of state, religion or ethnicity.
“Obi changed politics from transactional to transformational; and attuned himself to a servant leader to the people.
“It is pertinent to note that Obi is not only honest and transparent but also humble, selfless and fanatics when it comes to the welfare of the citizenry.
“It is on record that his renovation of schools, hospitals, empowerment of children, youths and widows stands out in Anambra till date.
“Obi is the person Nigerians need as their president in order to actualise Nigerian of our dreams, hopes and aspirations,” he said.
Ezekwueme, however, reiterated his earlier appeal to all political parties to zone their presidential candidates to the South-East in the spirit of justice, equity, morality and good conscience.
“It will be in the best interest of the nation to reenact the 1999 scenario in which the presidency was ceded to the South-West to pacify them over the annulment of June 12 Presidential Election.
“The June 12 Presidential Election was clearly won by Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP),” he added.