Former Inspector General Police IGP] speaks on Igbo 2023 Presidency
A former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro has backed the demands of the South-East to produce the next president of Nigeria.
Speaking at a one day meeting with members of a 2023 pro-Igbo presidency group “Okezuo Igbo” at his private residence in Owerri, Imo State capital, the former police chief said Nigerians should support the agitations of the Igbos to produce the next president as it is in consonance with the cardinal principles of justice, equity and fairness.
While critically analysing the nation’s leadership since the restoration of the current political dispensation in 1999, Okiro argued that since the North, South West and Southsouth had taken a shot at the presidency, justice and fairness demand that the South East should be allowed to take her turn, stressing that what is good for the geese is also good for the gander.
He however reminded the champions and vanguards of the project that the road to success had always been rough and stormy and enjoined them to put their houses in order and also reach out to other ethnic nationalities to actualise their dream.
He said: “I wholeheartedly support the quest for a presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023 but going for it means that you should make hay while the sun shines and also reach out to the other zones”.