The president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, says Nigeria will witness a change if an Igbo man emerges president of the country in 2023.
Nnia said this in a congratulatory message to the newly appointed Nigerian-born Minister of Justice and Solicitors General, Kelechi Madu, in Alberta, Canada.
According to the message signed by his media aid Emeka Attamah, Nwodo said Madu’s achievement shows that if an Igbo man is elected as president in 2023, Nigeria will witness a huge change. He also appealed to the Federal Government to stop marginalization and victimization of the Igbos in the country.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo is highly honoured by the exploits of Kaycee Madu in far away Canada as an Igbo son. Mr Madu had contested and won a seat into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the electoral district of Edmonton-South West from where he was appointed and sworn in as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General by the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney, on April 30, 2020.
On behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, I commend the sterling qualities of Mr Kaycee Madu, as well as other Igbo sons and daughters who have excelled so much outside the country, such as the recently appointed first black Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the UK, Prof Charles Egbu, and many others.
The exploits of Igbo sons and daughters both within and outside the country are indices of the cerebral capability and ingenuity of the people which Nigeria could exploit to advance its development.
The Federal Government should stop marginalising and victimising the Igbo in the country so that the latent creative potentials could be harnessed for the good of all.
Nigeria would witness a turn around in her fortunes if a president of Igbo extraction was allowed to emerge in 2023.”