An Igbo dominated group named Umunna Lekki Association which comprises young Igbo entrepreneurs residing in the Lekki, Ikoyi, Banana Island, Victoria Garden City (VGC) and Victoria Island axis of Lagos State has named eighteen prominent politicians from the South East part of the country that can be Nigeria President in 2023.
It is no longer news that the Igbo are vying to be Nigeria President in the 2023 general election having been the only major ethnic group in the country that has not ruled since the second Republic.
The president of the group Ikem Umeh-Ezeoke, says the group iOS ready to sponsor the campaign of the election of any of the candidate if they are nominated in any of the two major parties, i.e, PDP or APC.
The candidates were shortlisted from five states of the South East geopolitical zone. From Abia State, they listed Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Prof. Ngozi Okonji Iweala, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and former Abia State governor, Orji Uzoh Kalu.
From Anambra State, they listed former governor of the state, Peter Obi, Charles Udeogaranya, Ben Obi and Henry Okolie-Aboh. The candidates listed from Ebonyi State included the state governor Dave Umahi, Ogbonnaya Onuh and Anyim Pius Anyim. In Enugu, they picked Geoffrey Onyema, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Nnia John Nwodo Jnr and Ike Ekweremadu. For Imo State, they listed Emeka Ihedioha,
Rochas Okorocha, Kema Chikwe and Humphrey Anumudu.