By Ikechukwu Okaforadi with agency report
A coalition of Igbo groups and Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC), on Sunday named Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, as the best presidential candidates from the Southeast.
The coalition said it reached the decision after a joint meeting in Abakaliki where it deliberated on the best candidates from the South-East and South-South for the presidency in 2023.
This was contained in a statement to journalists, which is signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, (OYC), Mazi Alex Okemiri (President World Igbo Youth Congress), Helen Ogbonnaya (National leader, Southeast Women Professionals) and Comrade Chidi Ugwujo (President Igbo Students Union).
According to the groups: “Umahi is the jewel of the Southeast with evidence of infrastructural development in Ebonyi. He is the best-performed governor in the Southeast and he is eminently capable to be PDP Presidential Candidate in 2023.
“RT Hon Chibuike Amaechi, is a true son Igbo Nation, former Governor of Rivers State, and currently the Minister of Transport, we believe that he’s the most trusted person in the seat of power.
“Dr Ogbonnaya Onu is a first-class scientist, a former Governor of Old Abia, won the Defunct APP Presidential Ticket in 1998, the Former National Chairman of Defunct ANPP.