Sunday December 05, 2021 8:25 AM

2023: Igbo presidency will amount to equity and justice- Cleric

A popular cleric who is currently the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale-Martins says the South-East should produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.

He made this remark at the weekend during the 2021 Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria (CWON) meeting in Lagos.

According to him, an Igbo becoming the country’s leader would amount to equity and justice.

He noted that other zones have occupied the number one position except the South-East.

He noted true federalism would resolve the unending agitations for self-actualisation by ethnic nationalities.

The Bishop insisted that the system of government Nigeria’s founding fathers wanted is not being practiced.

“The disenchantment of the citizens speaks volume of our dysfunctional system of federalism laced with the Nigerian factor as against the true practice,” he said.

The cleric lamented that many innocent people have been killed due to disunity and imbalance.

Charging women and youths to use their numbers to make a difference, Adewale-Martins urged stakeholders to always ensure “good persons” emerg

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