The South East Leadership Development Initiative (SELDI), has berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo for calling on the Igbo to give the presidency a shot in 2019, saying the north should be allowed to complete its tenure in 2023.
This was revealed by the convener of SELDI, Mr Ikechukwu Modebelu, during an interview session with Vanguard. Modebelu rather opined that an Igbo man is likely to emerge after the North had completed its tenure in 2023, Vanguard reports.
He urged that no Igbo man should contest for the presidency in 2019, alleging that Obasanjo was only setting a booby trap for the region with his call for Igbo presidency in 2019 when the North has not yet completed its tenure under the zoning system.
Modebelu said, “Our elders must have the wisdom to douse the agitations of our youths by informing them that we are still part of this country between now and 2023 for us to get our people prepared for the position before we can meaningfully campaign for the presidency in 2023.
“We need to also encourage our people to invest at home to create employment for our youths, who feel discriminated against in the country.”