A former Anambra State Governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has stated that the Southeast is ready to beg and appeal to other regions to get the 2023 presidency.
Newspot reports that the elder statesman said this while speaking at the United for Better Nigeria Initiative National Convention in Abuja on Saturday.
According to Ezeife, the Southeast region is ready to kneel down, even prostrate and beg in order to get an opportunity to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
While insisting that the presidency is not given to anyone, he said it was the right time for Ndigbo to produce the next President of the country.
The former governor urged Igbos to swallow Thier pride, reach out to other regions and beg for the 2023 presidential seat.
Ezeife said: “So I found Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and other groups in this place talking about the need for federal character. If you do it that way, there will be unity, if there is fairness, equity, justice, you will have unity and progress.
“In the absence of those, you see where we are now. It is not a matter of to give us president, we don’t give, you have to work for it, the Igbo does not prostrate.
“The Igbo man does not kneel down but this time, we are prepared to kneel down to every part of Nigeria, every group, every ethnic group in Nigeria, we are prepared to even prostrate because we believe in this country.”