The conversations around Nigeria’s southeastern region producing the President in 2023 will always be a recurring one.
However, there are some who are making a case for the marginalised Igbos in the south-south region.
Chike Ogeah, the Managing Director of Mac Folly Limited, operator of Lagos Marriot Hotel Ikeja, says the Oshimili-Aniocha people of Igbo extraction in oil rich Delta State do not lack the human capacity in producing the next president, but have always been marginalised and often described as not being mainstream Igbo.
Mr Ogeah, a former Commissioner of Information in Delta State told ARISE News on Friday that the Oshimili-Aniocha Igbos bore most of the brunt in the Nigerian civil war and cited the Asaba massacre that occurred on October 5, 1967, when federal troops entered the town and ransacked houses, killing civilians because “they were Biafran sympathisers.”
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