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2023: Anglican, Catholic Bishops Support Igbo Presidency




Two Anglican and Catholic Bishops have declared their support for an Igbo president ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The Anglican Archbishop on the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rev Alexander Ibezim, and Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Paulinus Ezeokafor endorsed the idea of an Igbo man ruling the country.

Recall that Ohanaeze, an apex socio-political group in the southeast, had been calling for the Igbo presidency.

National President of the socio-political group in the southeast, Chief Nnia Nwodo, said since the northern region, southsouth and southwest have produced presidents, the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari must be an Igbo man.

Backing the position of Ohanaeze on Friday, December 26, Bishops Ibezim and Ezeokafor said Igbo should be allowed to rule the country for the sake of fairness and equity.

The cleric revealed this in their different Christmas message, saying Igbo presidency is a serious demand, for justice and equity.

“At least from 1999, it’s obvious that Obasanjo has ruled, Yaradua took over, which Jonathan completed and tried his turn. Now is Buhari. I think it’s the time of the Igbos to man the post. ”

“It’s a serious demand, for justice and equity to take its course. Otherwise, these are some of the things that generate frictions, when someone feels he’s no longer part of the arrangements.”

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