Media mogul Raymond Dokpesi says an Igbo president in 2023 cannot be trusted because of agitations in the south-east for an independent Biafran nation.
Mr Dokpesi said in a statement on Monday that the south-east and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu could force an Igbo president to commence processes for the declaration of Biafra.
“The emergence of IPOB and its influence across the South East has complicated and undermined the agitation for patriotic Nigerians of Igbo extraction to lead this nation as far as the 2023 election is concerned,” he said.
“If nobody has told Ohaneze Ndigbo before, the concern today from some other regions is that if Nnamdi Kanu plays the role of Aguiyi Ironsi in leading a militant revolt against constitutional government in the southeast under Igbo presidency, the president will be pressured by his base to facilitate the UN processes for the South East to call for independence from Nigeria.”
“Thus an Igbo President may be compromised in protecting the political and geographic boundaries of Nigeria whilst Nigeria remains under the threat of IPOB’s secessionist activities,” the founder of DAAR Communications added.
Dokpesi made the press release after the socio-cultural group Ohaneze Ndigbo criticised him for saying that no candidate from the south-east or even the south as a whole could win the presidency in 2023 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).