FIRST civilian governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, insisted yesterday that Igbo nation must produce the president of Nigeria in 2015 in the interest of justice and equity.
Ezeife, who spoke at a workshop organised by Orient Communications Limited and the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, said, however, that the Igbo presidency project would not pitch the South East against President Goodluck Jonathan if he eventually decided to vie, adding that Jonathan was free to seek for another term for the exalted office.
Ezeife said: “There are six pieces of meat on the table. There are six people on the table. Every person has taken a piece of meat, except one person and the meat remains one piece and the question is who takes it?
“We are talking of law of equity. We are talking of law of fairness in Nigeria. Every zone in Nigeria has supplied the Chief executive of this country except the South East, so in 2015, the zone should be allowed to take its own.
“Let us not destroy what has taken us years to build. The North is saying it wants it in 2015. Ndigbo are saying the same thing too. The incumbent President, they say, wants a second term. In all these, let justice prevail.
“We do not have any conflict with Jonathan. We are equally not going to fight him. He is also free to seek for second term. We will play only a game of cooperation and not a game of violence.
“But Igbo must be there. Jonathan should equally campaign if he wishes because the constitution made provision for that. Igbo people will not hound him, but the project is a must for Ndigbo.” – Vanguard news.