Igbo president realisable in 2023, says bishop

The Methodist Bishop of Onitsha Diocese, Rt. Rev Livinus Onuagha, has urged the Igbo to put their house in order if they must realise their presidential ambition in 2023.

He said a president of Igbo extraction should not have been a controversial issue if there had been sincerity, equity, justice and fairness in Nigeria.

The cleric spoke in Onitsha, Anambra State as part of his message to mark the 19th annual diocesan synod of the church with the theme: “Watch and Pray.”

He said he had heard from many benefactors of political equity that political power was not donated but contested.

Onuagha said: “My opinion is that equity and justice demand that the space or platform should be opened for all and sundry. Ndigbo should learn to put their house in order because definitely there is somebody somewhere who will go for us.”

He advised the Southeast and Southsouth states to flush out illegal occupants of the farmlands and forests.

The bishop hailed the Southeast governors for forming a regional security outfit code-named Ebube Agu.

He also praised Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano for the legacy project of the cargo and passenger international airport, describing it as the first of its kind in Africa.

Onuagha commended the other landmark achievements of the governor.

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