A group under the aegis of the Peoples Democratic Party Coalition has rallied support for a Nigerian president of Igbo descent in 2023.
Chief Emeka Kalu, the group’s national coordinator, said in a statement that the prose work “Animal Farm” composed by George Orwell was political literature that exposed the deficiencies of power and its harmful effects on humanity.
According to him, such domination of power against others, among others, contributed to the abrupt collapse of capitalism to the communist system with resultant effects on the achievements of government at the hands of the utopian class.
“In Nigeria today, we still encounter the consequences of power instability and feuds where one ethnic group is mostly in control, regardless of how depressed people from other ethnic blocs are in the whole scenario.
“The Igbos are the most hardcore industrialists who create jobs for Nigeria’s burgeoning population, yet they are deliberately, parochial and sentimental, denied the chance to hold the presidency,” he said.
He said political marginalization makes elites and political rationalists in the East wonder if they still belong to the same indivisible sovereign entity called Nigeria.
“Permit to step back in time by reminding Nigerians that this is a gross fraud to the current constitution with which Nigeria is governed today, for such a document of law does not emanate from the greatest will of the citizens and was not carried away by all during the drafting and adoption.
“What led to the Yugoslav revolutions of 2000 was the result of the intoxication of power and the marginalization of an ethnic bloc speaking one language and of the marginalized rebels and of the balkanized country?
“Every day we preach the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria, which I personally cherish and agree with, but to not allow an Igbo man to preside over the government at the center is to sabotage and deceive unity,” he said.
Chief Kalu said that Nigeria is richly endowed with seasoned opinion leaders, thinkers, capable and experienced idealists and the Igbo people cannot be separated from those who have these gifts.
“People like Senator Pius Anyim, Chief Dr. Emeka Kalu, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Mr. Peter Obi, Dr. Orji Uzo Kalu, Chief Senator Ken Nnamani, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Chief Ogbonna Onu, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Dr Okwy Nwodo and a host of others are indeptly equipped with the charisma, skill and ability to transform Nigeria into new glory.
“They are men of integrity, old men and innovative thinkers capable of transforming Nigeria from a surviving low-ebb entity into a technologically advanced industrialized society.
“There is no way in a country where power is locked in one place and other people from different ethnic backgrounds are expected to salute and cymbals of praise for Napoleon and his allies, as shown in the aforementioned novel It is time to allow Ndi Igbo to lead the country, it is time to bring the wealth of experience God has given to the Igbos to industrialize and revitalize Nigeria for Nigerians; it is time to speak out and defend truth against darkness and falsehood; it is time to digitally lift Nigeria from the norm of mediocrity and elevate it to advanced information development technologies.
“According to one of the great philosophers, Victor Hugo, “even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise”. The dark times for Igbos are over and it is time for the rising sun of the East to shine.
“All well-meaning Nigerians whose conscience is not dead are called upon to support Igboman to be elected the next President if the spirit of truth still shines and shines in our conscience.
“We call on all registered political parties certified by INEC to trace, review and think deeply, balancing labor fairness to nominate an Igboman to run for President on behalf of said party, therefore, no party “is exempted from this emergency. for fairness in terms of nominating Igboman presidential tickets in the primaries. That is why in this respect it is called a bugle call,” he said.