The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, on Friday, predicted that Nigeria would witness a turnaround in its fortunes if a president of Igbo extraction emerges in 2023.
Nwodo, who stated this in congratulatory message by his Media Adviser, Chief Emeka Attamah, to the newly appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor General in Alberta, Canada, Nigerian-born Kelechi Madu, said the Igbo has all it takes to make Nigeria great and become the true giant of Africa.
Madu made history on Tuesday as the first African-born provincial Minister in Canadian history, as well as the Provincial Secretary and Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Alberta.
The Ohanaeze leader appealed to the Federal Government to stop marginalising and victimising the Igbo, so that their latent potentials could be harnessed for the good of all and the advancement of the country.
The president-general of the socio-cultural group, Nnia Nwobodo said this while congratulating Nigerian-born Kelechi Madu, who was recently appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor General in Alberta, Canada.
In a congratulatory message signed by Emeka Attamah, his media aide, Nwobodo commended Madu and other Igbo sons and daughters who have excelled outside Nigeria.
He said Ohanaeze Ndigbo is highly honoured by Madu’s exploit in Canada, adding that ‘if a president of Igbo extraction was allowed to emerge in 2023, Nigeria would be turned around.’
Nwobodo, therefore, appealed to the federal government of Nigeria to stop marginalising and victimising persons of Igbo origin to harness the potential of the ethnic group for the benefits of all.