Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria, has set five major criteria for anyone seeking the position of the president from the South-East region in 2023, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
The group noted that anyone who wanted to be the president of Nigeria must be a person with high intellect, courage and audacity.
The National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, who stated these in a recent interview with Punch, said such qualities were necessary for anybody nursing the ambition of becoming president of Nigeria.
“Such a person must also have political sagacity and national appeal. He must be patriotic and above all, must have a track record of accomplishment,” Ogbonnia added.
Some Easterners from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the leading opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have indicated interest in the Presidency. Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, former Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim have openly made known their intention to contest.