Interpol Systems Consultant, Sir Chikwe Udensi has backed Ohanaeze Ndigbo in its position that Igbo cannot accept the office of the nation’s Vice President in 2023, saying it’s Presidency or nothing.
He said other regions of the country have had their own shots at the country’s number one office, noting that Igbo cannot play a second fiddle.
Featuring of a radio programme, Open Parliament on Love FM Umuahia, streamed live on ABN radio and television, Sir Udensi an Abia governorship aspirant emphasised that the South East region has been relegated to the background for long, noting that Igbo has contributed immensely and has remained at the forefront in the country’s development.
“Other regions have occupied the seat of the President. When it gets to the turn of the South East, they are being told to take a subordinate position. We will not take it. Presidency of this country is our right, the same way others have ruled. It should be given to us. If not, it is a subtle way of telling us to leave the country.
“The South West has ruled, the North has ruled then when it is turn of the South East, they want to change the goal post. That cannot happen at this time. We are not taking the second position. Others should take the office of the Vice President this time while the Igbo takes the presidency,” he advised.
On the alleged refusal of the Department of State Services, DSS to allow the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to change his clothes on the ground that it has the insignia of lion’s head, the security expert described it as an insult to refuse the IPOB Leader to identify with his cultural dressing.
He condemned the governors of the South East region for not rising up to the occasion when necessary, insisting that time has come to elect true leaders with a genuine desire to stand in defence of the people.