The hashtag #IgboPresidency2023 has been trending on social media with Nigerians getting into the discussion as to why Nigeria’s next President should be Igbo.
It is a sensitive topic but the majority of viewpoints on Twitter point towards an desire for an Igbo President on the basis that it would be fair and that it would be making a statement.
Many important personalities put out their thoughts including Joe Abah who said: “I am minded to support #IgboPresidency2023 in ALL political parties. It is not because I am Igbo but because I am Nigerian. It is about fairness and inclusion. Can you give me any reason why I shouldn’t? Let’s have a debate.”
Audu Maikori of Chocolate City also stated why he thinks it would be a good idea: “I believe that the Igbos deserve a shot at the Presidency it’s their turn.But more importantly I believe we can’t keep voting people based on rotation ,ethnicity and religion. Nigeria needs brilliant, passionate and selfless leaders across board. #IgboPresidency2023″
There were some of the belief that the tribe shouldn’t matter, but rather the competence of the leader. One of the users who commented on the trend claimed that she doesn’t care where the leader comes from: “I don’t bloody care if the next president of Nigeria hails from Cotonou. All I want is good governance. The day I’ll support a candidate simply bcos they come from a particular region will be the day my dear old grandma will roll over in her grave. #IgboPresidency2023″
A user called Ayo Bankole also stated: “Anything short of an #IgboPresidency2023 is an injustice to Igbos. But the real injustice is in lack of development. Yorubas & Ogun state was and is still a mess after OBJ, GEJ did close to nothing to ND/Ijaw’s development, the North is the poorest despite decades of ruling.”
You can check out comments on the matter below.
I will always support #IgboPresidency2023. Nigeria is not only for the northerners. Their hegemonic mindset is one of the escalators of our division.
Enough is Enough. We are not in #Nigeria to serve them or labour for the north.
The power must change region, Igbo or Yoruba.
— AyeMojuba 🇳🇬 (@ayemojubar) October 13, 2019
I'm very sure if APC presents an Igbo man as its presidential candidate and PDP picks its candidate from another region in 2023, the SE will still vote for PDP.
I believe they should fight for #IgboPresidency2023's ticket under the party they have been sweating for since 1999.
— TallJohn🌍 (@JohnFanimokun) October 13, 2019
Stop this joke, nothing like #IgboPresidency2023.
Nobody stopped anyone from contesting in 2019, Moghalu & Ezekwesili contested, they're Igbos.
Democracy is a game of number, interest, negotiation, collaboration.
Threat won't give you ANYTHING, cows won't vote 4 u. #FaceReality
— Taiwo_Ajakaye (@dmightyangel) October 13, 2019
Tinubu and Buhari were regional opposition becoming a coalition to unsit an incumbent regime.
SE politics is not driven by any strategy, regional or national- just a perennial demand for something for which no ground work had been done. #IgboPresidency2023
— Olufemi Adebimpe (@femiadebimpe) October 13, 2019
How many of you guys trending and demanding for #IgboPresidency2023 voted for Kingsley Moghalu when he contested for President in 2019?
— Adetola A. Kehinde (IGBOMINA) (@Optimistic_Ade) October 13, 2019
I am Yoruba and I support #igbopresidency2023 not because I am yoruba but I believe Justice, Equity and Fairness are basic necessities to Unity and Progress of any society/country. https://t.co/z07XLX3kxW
— Olayinka Ekundayo (@ekundayolayinka) October 13, 2019
Its time for an Igbo man to become the president of Nigeria…Samklef for president. #IgboPresidency2023
— Samklef Noni (@SAMKLEF) October 13, 2019
Igbos will dominate Nigeria if care is not taken, yes they will with their competence, industrious lifestyle, creative, positive values, mind your business culture, unlike some people who will invade your land forcefully.
I believe in #IgboPresidency2023
— PROF. DANGOTE 側小雞 💧#RIPSTANLEY (@honilatte) October 13, 2019
I am minded to support #IgboPresidency2023 in ALL political parties. It is not because I am Igbo but because I am Nigerian. It is about fairness and inclusion. Can you give me any reason why I shouldn’t? Let’s have a debate.
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) October 13, 2019
#IgboPresidency2023 is a great idea because Nigeria belongs to us all. Who is the best candidate for the job from the SE though? 🤔
— Isaac (@Isaac_Tadongdi) October 13, 2019
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