Nationwide Chairman of United Progressive Social gathering (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, has warned individuals of the South-East to wake-up from their lengthy political slumber and face actuality of the time earlier than 2023.
Okorie instructed newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday that for the Igbos to make any helpful political affect in Nigeria’s politics in 2023, they need to get up from their lengthy political slumber.
The chairman famous that Ndigbo should start now to make good use of their big selection of networks and contacts all around the nation earlier than 2023, including “early to mattress is early to rise’’.
He mentioned if solely Ndigbo might maximise their numerical energy in each a part of Nigeria and evolve the mandatory political consciousness earlier than 2023, they might undoubtedly change the nation’s political energy equation in a extra optimistic method, NAN stories.
Okorie mentioned: “If Ndigbo have their political consciousness reawakened, they’ll have a Nationwide Meeting with extra Igbo pleasant individuals than what they’ve now.
“After which should you construct the mandatory bridges, which God has already given us the chance, as a result of for hundreds of years, the previous 4, 5 centuries, Igbo individuals had lived throughout the nation.
“Sure! Don’t neglect that Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe was born in Zungeru, within the current day Niger State. His father was Secretary to Lord Lugard – it’s on document.
“Chief Emeka Ojukwu was additionally born in Zungeru – so lots of such individuals. Which means now we have in-laws and relations, who are usually not Igbos however associated properly with Igbos at the moment.
“So, these are already bridges which might be there naturally, which all we have to do is harness and we’re in a position to produce President.
“Nevertheless, if we don’t produce President, we are able to turn out to be a important consider Nigeria’s energy equation’’.
Okorie additional defined that the Igbo have been blessed with human and pure assets in addition to an entire lot of purposeful networks that exist already in all nooks and crannies of the nation.
In line with him, they’ve the city unions, skilled our bodies, market associations, all around the nation.
“There isn’t any city union or affiliation in Igbo-land that doesn’t have branches in all the most important cities or communities, not simply state capitals in Nigeria.
“Now, all that’s required, due to this fact, is to start out on time to sensitise and educate them on what they’ll do with their votes and to empower themselves the place they’re domiciled,’’ he mentioned.