Despite being a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) selling a Yoruba man as the best candidate to become Nigeria’s next president in 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina expressed confidence that an Igbo presidency is achievable in Nigeria.
The top presidential aide, while speaking on Wednesday at the State House, recalled the times he used to write in favour of the Igbos over the leadership of Nigeria.
Akelicious reports that Adesina reflected on the Igbo Presidency yesterday when he received a delegation of Igbo Friends and Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation.
A delegation of the organization had visited the presidential aide to felicitate with him on the conferment of the National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the President.
Adesina noted in his remark that he was always delighted to receive visitors from different parts of the country.
He said: “It shows the brotherhood in us; Nigeria is one country, indivisible. You have demonstrated it by coming to congratulate me.”
The presidential spokesperson said he has two chieftaincy titles from two states – Nwanne di Namba from Mmaku in Enugu, and Ugomba of Isieketa in Abia.
At the Sun Newspapers, I used to write about the Southeast and the need for a President of Igbo extraction and what the people of the area needed to do to achieve it.
“I know that it would be a reality in this country”, Adesina said.