The Special Counsel to Biafra political activist, Mr Nnamdi Kanu and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mr Aloy Ejimakor, has once more suggest that Southern Presidency will not be a great idea for people of his region.
Ejimakor cited the fate of ex-Nigeria leaders, Aguiyi Ironsi, as well as Goodluck Jonathan. It is not the first time the legal practitioner will be speaking in favour of Biafra, while opposing organizing elections in Nigeria as well as restructuring talks.
Igbo Presidency 2023: Nnamdi Kanu’s Counsel Break Silence, Speaks Against Idea
“Dear South: What will you gain from Southern Presidency? Ironsi tried & got a GENOCIDE. Abiola won & got annulled. Shonekan was screwed & a tough OBJ was caged. GEJ was not weak; it was the structure that made him weak. If you don’t know your history, you’re bound to repeat it,” Ejimakor wrote on his known Twitter handle on Tuesday.
There is an argument that 2023 is the turn of the South-East to produce the President.
While many Igbo politicians support that idea, most separatists are averse to it. They rather want Nigeria to break up as soon as possible.
For example, IPOB spokesman, known by the pseudonym, Emma Powerful, had recently stated the group’s stance on Igbo presidency saying “all the people being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans and Biafra agitating groups.”
But, the Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), fired back in a statement, in January, and lamented that many gullible sons and daughters of the South East extraction had been brainwashed by Kanu to believe that he was out to defend and protect the region.