Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), says he does not believe in an Igbo president “because it has no place in the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s constitution.”
Uwazuruike, who led some South East youths in a solidarity march in support of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state’s presidential ambition, urged that the presidential race be opened.
Uwazuruike stated that if Nigeria’s sovereignty is to be maintained, the concept of an Igbo president must be abandoned.
“I am not a believer in the zoning system or the Igbo president,” he stated, “because zoning implies sectionalism.”
“If we are to discuss Nigeria, we must open the presidential election, but it must be open to the youth, not the elders, because the elderly have failed us.”
Bello responded by expressing thanks to the youths and MASSOB members for the warm welcome he received in the state.
“I am equipped to lead this nation,” he stated. “I will solve insecurity, the health system, and the educational system.”
“Nigerians must exercise extreme caution and be prepared to make the greatest choice possible when electing their next president.”