A few Igbo leaders have decided to form new associations, seeking alliances with groups in the Southwest and the Northern parts of Nigeria.
According to the Nation, Col. Lambert Ihenacho (rtd), founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko and the leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), among other leaders and groups in the Southeast zone explained their need for Nigerians to support them to produce Nigeria’s 2023 President.
Three groups have been formed, they include: the Northern Equity and Justice Congress (NEJC), led by Aminu Mohammed, Yoruba Network for Nigeria Presidency of Igbo Extraction (YONNIPIE) with Femi Olufemi as the spokesman and the Niger Delta United for Nigeria Presidency of Igbo Extraction (NDUNPIE) led by Joshua Jaja.
All three newly formed groups, as well as other groups have formed an association known as Pan Nigeria Presidency of Igbo Extraction Coalition (PANPIEC) with Aminu Mohammed as its national coordinator.
According to The Nation, known political leaders behind this new alliance are not yet ready to be named but with time more details will be given.
Chief Uche Erondu, a spokesperson for the alliance called on all Nigerians to join the groups to actualize what he described as “the equity project and ensure the stability of Nigeria.”
Erondu said the coalition is preparing to visit President Mohammadu Buhari to interface with him on the 2023 successor and emphasize the need for the ruling party and other parties to zone their Presidency to the Southeast zone.
Alhaji Aminu Mohammed who is the National Coordinator of the group was in Port Harcourt, he had conversations with some South-South leaders, noting that the visit to Aso Rock is necessary so that fifth columnist would not unduly influence Mr. President when the time comes.