The Igbo apex socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to a statement by a nephew to the President, Mamman Daura that 2023 Presidency should be based on competence, not rotation.
President-General of the organisation, Nnia Nwodo, in a statement on Wednesday said the 2023 presidency “indisputably belongs to the Igbos.”
Daura had in an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Tuesday, stated that the most competent Nigerian should succeed Buhari in 2023, irrespective of the zone such candidate comes from.
Reacting, Nwodo said “The truth is that Mamman Daura is not being a fair judge. Then, he didn’t believe rotation should end.
“Now that he has tasted power through Buhari, rotation can end and the most qualified/competent can be voted in, dis-countenancing that the South East has never tasted what he is drooling in?”
“The law of equity demands that what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
“By the way, who determines the most qualified/competent candidate? Is it as competent as the last one they gave the nation?
“It is indisputably the turn of the South, specifically the South East.”