Kindly Share This Story: *Nwodo, Ikokwu, Okorie, others speak on strategy By Clifford Ndujihe, Anayo Okoli, Ikechukwu Odu & Chinoso Alozie AS the only zone in the South that is yet to produce the President since the return to democratic rule in 1999, the South-East is considered to have a good case in its quest to occupy the seat when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023. The zone’s quest is further boosted by perceived marginalisation of the region in the scheme of things in the country despite producing the Igbo, one of the three major ethnic groups and tripod upon which Nigeria gained independence in 1960. The two other ethnic groups and tripods are Hausa and Yoruba. Among the six geo-political zones, the South-East has the least number of states (five) and local governments while the others have at least six states. Since 1999, the other zones of southern Nigeria – South-West and South-South – have produced presidents. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo of the South-West occupied the presidency for two terms of eight years while Dr Goodluck Jonathan of the South-South, who succeeded the late President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, did six years. READ ALSO: S-East Govs, MASSOB, others demand 2023… Read full this story
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