As the 2023 General Elections draws closer, the clamour for Igbo Presidency has been one of trending issues regarding the forthcoming Election. Prominent Politicians in the South-East have been named as Potential Candidates for Igbo Presidency. Notable among them are
1. Peter Obi
Obi, 59 was the 2019 Vice-presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He was a Two-term Governor of Anambra State under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform. After his defection to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), He was appointed as Director-General of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Administration of the then President Goodluck Jonathan.
2. Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
Kalu, 60 is the incumbent Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District at the National Assembly under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform. He is also the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate. The Igbere, Abia State-born Businessman turned Politician has previously served as Governor of Abia State between 1999 and 2007. Kalu contested for President in 2007 under the PPA platform but did not win.
3. Dr. Chris Ngige
Ngige, 68 is a Medical Doctor turned Politician who currently serves as Minister of Labour and Employment. He assumed Office in November 2015. The Idemili, Anambra State indigene has previously served as Zonal Secretary of the South-East PDP (1999 – 2003), Executive Governor of Anambra State (May 2003 – March 2006) and Senator representing Anambra Central at the National Assembly (2011 – 2015).
4. Governor David Umahi
Umahi was a Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) until November 2020 when he decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC), He is currently Second-term Governor of Ebonyi State. Umahi, a Civil Engineer turned Politician has previously served as the Ebonyi State PDP Chairman (2009 – 2011) and Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State (2011 – 2015).
5. Owelle Rochas Okorocha
Okorocha, 58 hails from Ideato, Imo State. The Businessman turned Politician is a First-term Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly. He has previously served as Governor of Imo State between 2011 and 2019.
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