Civil Liberty Organization (CLO) has appealed to President Buhari, Obasanjo, Babangida,Abubakar,Danjuma,Tinubu to out of patriotism,peace,unity and inclusiveness compel on major political parties in the country to nominates their presidential candidates from Southeast in 2023 presidential election.
In a press statement by Vincent Ezekwueme chairman and Chidi Mba secretary to assuage the southeasters in view of the fact they remain the only zone that has not produce the president with exception of Gen. Ironsi who ruled for 6 months.
CLO recall that in 1999 Nigeria political leaders displayed unprecedented patriotism,peace,love and nationalism by ceding the presidency to the southwest in which Obasanjo from PDP and Olu Falae from AD /APP contested for the presidency which actually stabilised the country.
CLO had in a tribute to former Vice President Alex Ekwueme right asserted that the greatest and best tributes political class and Nigerians should pay to Ekwueme is to elect Nigeria president of Ibo extraction at the end of Buharis’ tenure. This project should be a national project.
The best and greatest reconciliation,rehabilitation,reconstruction and reintegration of southeast is collective decision to elect southeast extraction as next president of Nigeria in order to give them sense of belonging.
It is pertinent and imperative for Ibo leaders to commence earnestly consultations,lobbying,persuasions,negotiations and mobilisations of Nigerians to canvass,advocates,demand and influence citizenry to accept the project as panacea for permanent peace.
Ibos must think about next generation and common interest,discards with great disdain selfish and displays in words and actions what Dr Chuba Okadigbo described as political arithmetic,intelligence and sagacity.
It is of prime importance to constitute Contact,Education and Mobilisation to be saddled with the duty of touring 5 geopolitical zones to seek solidarity,supports,goodwill and convince to the ineluctable need to elect Nigeria next president from southeast CLO equally thanks Balarebe Musa,Ayo Adebanjo,Pius Ezeife,Shehu Sani,Edward Clark for always and almost standing for what is right,fair and just.