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2023: Ngozi Okonjo-Iwuala, Peter Obi, 16 Others Top Southeast Politicians Shortlisted For Presidency

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  • A group of Igbo billionaires living in Lagos state has expressed readiness to ensure President Buhari’s successor from the southeast
  • The group, Umunna Lekki Association (ULA), said it would give financial support to any party that pick an Igbo man as its presidential candidate
  • Ikem Umeh-Ezeoke, the group’s president, said the Igbo presidency would turn the country around and unite the citizens

The clamour for the president of Igbo extraction in 2023 took another twist on Monday, September 14, as the Umunna Lekki Association (ULA) listed possible candidates from the five southeast states.

The Guardian reports that ULA, which comprises young entrepreneurs from Igboland residing in the Lekki, Ikoyi, Banana Island, Victoria Garden City (VGC) and Victoria Island axes of Lagos state, expressed readiness to support the Igbo presidency project with their funds. gathered that in a statement signed by its president, Ikem Umeh-Ezeoke, ULA released a list of eminent Igbo sons and daughters capable of turning the fortunes of the country around.

Daily Trust also reports that the group expressed its intention and readiness to donate funds in billions of naira to the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if they nominate Nigerians of Igbo extraction to fly their flags in the 2023 presidential election.

Here is the list of possible candidates shortlisted for Igbo presidency:

1. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

2. Enyinnaya Abaribe

3. Orji Uzor Kalu

4. Peter Obi

5. Charles Udeogaranya

6. Ben Obi

7. Henry Okolie-Aboh

8. Governor Dave Umahi

9. Ogbonnaya Onu

10. Anyim Pius Anyim

11. Geoffrey Onyema

12. Barth Nnaji

13. Nnia Nwodo Jnr

14. Ike Ekweremadu

15. Emeka Ihedioha

16. Rochas Okorocha

17. Kema Chikwe

18. Humphrey Anumudu

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