In continuation of the 2023 presidential election debate, the immediate past Chief Judge of Anambra State, Professor Peter Umeadi has made it known that it is not proper for other tribes to determine for the Igbo nation who the next presidential candidate from the area should be.
Umeadi who is believed to have interest in the presidency seat has been receiving visitations from the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), political and other interest groups to his Nri, Anaocha local government area country home in Anambra State where they assure him of their support if he secures the party’s ticket.
While hosting one of such groups led by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Umeadi challenges the Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria to be at the forefront of deciding the person that should carry their presidential flag, while taking into consideration several issues, including experience, integrity, and capacity of the person concerned.
Umeadiin in an attempt to justify his statement said that Igbo people know their sons and what they can do, adding that when the time comes, they would tell other Nigerians who they want to present as their presidential candidate. In his words, he said: “Other tribes should not decide for the Igbo who should be their candidate and the platform that candidate should run the election in 2023.