Ogun monarch canvasses support for Igbo presidency


Oba Akintunde Akinyemi

A first class traditional ruler  in the Yewa Division of Ogun State, the Eselu of Iseluland ,Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, has asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to facilitate the  emergence of the  next president from the South-East geopolitical zone in 2023.

Akinyemi, who stated this in an open letter addressed  to  Buhari, said the move would reduce the tension in the country

The monarch’s three-page letter was titled “open letter to  president Muhammadu Buhari : the need for the emergence of a Nigerian president of South Eastern extraction comes 2023”.

Akinyemi urged Buhari to  adopt   dialogue rather than clamping down on the secessionist agitators in the country.

According to him the tension in Nigeria can  be traced to alleged  injustice and inequality from the South East .

He said the tension will disappear if other regions in the country could rally round the South East to produce the next president .

The monarch said, “I want to state without equivocation that the entire security challenges bedeviling this country from the South-East will disappear within a twinkle of an eye, if and only if, all sections of this great country can come together to pave the way for the emergence of a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in the year 2023.

“In the light of this, I want to appeal that your excellency should use a dialogue rather than clamping down on the secessionist agitators in the country, especially in the South-East which now looks like a war zone.”

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