A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, Tobby Anumaka has said it would take divine intervention for an Igbo man to emerge President of Nigeria in 2023.
Blaming this on lack of coordination, he lamented that when approached, top politicians in the South-East were not ready to support anyone else but themselves.
He added that this attitude has dragged Ndigbo back for a long time.
Anumaka disclosed these in an interview with Daily Sun published on Thursday.
“Like you rightly observed, I was championing the movement for the actualisation of Igbo Presidency in 2023, but in the recent times, my hope began to dwindle because Ndigbo are not coordinated.
“So, following the recent political happenings, it will take the grace of God for Igbo to clinch the Presidency in 2023.
“Going by my effort so far to get our people together to speak with one voice, I discovered that virtually all the Igbo politicians we met, none of them is willing to support the other, rather they make you believe that it is either them or nobody.
“That is Igbo problem and except we deal with this attitude of “I before others’, our dream of producing Nigerian President of Igbo extraction will be a mirage.
“As we speak now, one of the prominent Igbo sons and leader whom we are looking up to as one of our best eleven for the Presidential race, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu is behind bars and just recently, Olisa Metu joined him.
“Don’t be surprised that later, you may discover that those who framed up these men are their kinsmen.
“Igbo kill their generals and when there is a war, we will start looking for a general to lead us,” Anumaka said.