In case you are wondering why 2023 Presidency is trending

The ability and sometimes, desperation to pick ourselves up after a fall is somewhat of reflexive behavior. This has a figurative application in our everyday lives and sometimes, a literal one. Similarly, politics is no exception. As a matter of fact, one can say that the four-year democratic system was put in place in line with this ideology. It’s largely a simple contract.

An administration has four years to positively impact its community and win the recognition of its people. If they fail, it is the responsibility of the next administration to pick things off but this cycle has been daunting for the people of Nigeria, as we tend to recycle leaders in the name of factors like region, religion, etc. yet the country remains far behind in the league of prosperous republics. We end up anticipating the next election, same year an incumbent assumes office, with hopes that our kinsman would be the next office holder.

The case of the Igbos is however unique as they appear to be the only one among the major ethnic groups in the country yet to produce a President or Vice President in the fourth republic. While many often argue that the Igbos are always divided, many have opined that the major challenge may be the failure of its leaders of thoughts to quietly strategise ahead of a coming election to bring the dream to fruition. And so, year-in, year out, it has become a norm to hear political actors declare that the next election would be the turn of the Igbos.

This development played out on social media today as a former Governor of Enugu, James Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo while speaking during a chieftaincy ceremony in Enugu, said it was non-negotiable that the next President of the country should be of Igbo descent, stressing that anyone who doesn’t buy into the idea does not wish Nigeria well. He also stated that support from other regions to make an Igbo person, president would be paramount to the progressive growth of the country.

 

His statement sparked a wave of responses, from people believing that he may be right:

To people who believe that the tension amongst Eastern leaders wouldn’t allow the plan work.

Here are some more reactions:

What do you think?

 

 

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