As the people of the South-East geopolitical zone continue to clamour for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction come 2023, some citizens from various parts of the country have called on a renowned philanthropist and All progressive Congress APC Chieftain from Enugu State, Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe, to run for the Presidency.
The business mogul according to a statement issued in Enugu on Friday under the platform of Baywood Support Group (BSG), by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Mustafa Lawal, has the capacity and all it takes to pilot affairs if the nation is given the mandate.
He said the body made up of mostly youths stated that as a detribalized Nigeria, they have no doubt that Ibeh, would not fail the people if elected.
The group noted that the recent online opinion poll which favoured Ibeh, as the best for the presidential position among those nursing the ambition from South-East geo-political zone, was a clear indication that the people want him.
It would be recalled that the mock election was conducted by a group Championing the 2023 Igbo presidential project, operating under the platform of APC South-East Integrity Group, led by Chief Dr Chinedu Ogbuagu.
The group has been soliciting support for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction ahead of 2023, across various segments of Nigeria.
The result of the mock election in which 89 members of the group were said to have voted, Emperor Baywood Ibeh, emerged victorious with 29 Votes, ahead of other South-East political leaders who have presidential ambition.
It said “This group is made up of mostly Nigerian youths who believe that Mr. Ibe can bring his business background into bear and create enabling environment for private sector to create employment for our teeming population.
The Group spokesman further noted that as a Social Crusader, Mr Ibe has what it takes to address the fundamental social, economic and security challenges facing the nation at this time.