Primate Ayodele’s prophecy on South-East presidency continues to come to pass

In the history of Nigeria, the South-East zone has never produced a president and there have been clamours by different politicians, groups, and individuals for a South-East presidency at least in 2023 to balance the equation of leadership in the country.

As a result of these clamours, the terrorist group, IPOB, was birthed with a mission to disembark the Igbos from Nigeria if they fail to get the presidency in 2023. The founder of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, has been arrested ever since the organization started cursing crisis in the country.

Since IPOB failed, popular politicians from the South-East zone joined the ruling party; All Progressive Congress, APC, to get a chance at the presidency in 2023 since it’s very likely that the ruling party retains the seat of the presidency coupled with the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be contesting again.

The clamour for the South-East presidency became stronger when they joined the ruling party, and even other Igbo politicians at opposition parties pushed for the South-East presidency but amid these clamours, a popular prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele in May 2021 categorically stated that the Igbos cannot produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.

These were his words:

‘’ ….So I am telling you that the 2023 presidency will elude the Igbo, mark my words; if they are looking for the presidency maybe they will wait for another time. The pendulum is not swinging towards the Igbos.’’ (https://dailypost.ng/2021/05/07/2023-presidency-will-elude-ndigbo-primate-ayodele/)

Again, in October 2021, Primate Ayodele restated his prophecy on the presidency eluding Igbos, and adding that the South-East politicians will betray each other and not get the presidency in 2023.

These were his words:

‘’Don’t blame any group for the killings in the South-East, rather blame bad governance. The South-East political leaders are betrayals of trust, that’s why they won’t get the presidency.’’ (https://dailypost.ng/2021/10/11/2023-southeast-wont-get-presidency-igbo-politicians-are-betrayals-primate-ayodele/)

Later in April 2022, Primate Ayodele spoke about the issue of the Igbo Presidency and stated that the Igbos deserve to produce the next president of Nigeria for peace to reign in the country, but there is no South-East politician that is fit for the seat. He then mentioned that if they don’t work together and allow the presidency to elude them in 2023, they will forever live to regret it.

These were his words:

‘’Sincerely, without mincing words, the next president should come from Igbos, it’s just unfortunate that they are not that serious with their intentions because there is a political force struggling with it which they need to claim otherwise if it eludes them now, Igbos will never see presidency till kingdom comes. Igbos must wake up now, otherwise, they will betray themselves from producing the next president of Nigeria. The South and North should step down for Igbos, and let them be used as consensus candidates. This can happen if the Igbos know what they want but do they know what they want? Are they ready for it? I don’t think so.’’ (https://pmnewsnigeria.com/2022/04/10/igbo-presidency-is-now-or-never-primate-ayodele-declares/)

As it stands now, all hopes to get the South-East presidency seems to be getting lost as the day goes by. Primate Ayodele spoke about betrayal of trust among Igbo politicians last year. This was obviously mirrored when Orji Uzor-Kalu, a foremost aspirant for Igbo presidency stepped down to support senate president, Ahmed Lawan who is a northerner, knowing fully well that the Igbos need and deserves the presidential seat.

Another hope of the Igbos in the ruling party is Senator Rochas Okorocha who bought the presidential form under the APC, with the hope that he would be screened on Sunday, 29th of May 2022 but unfortunately, he was arrested by the EFCC two days ago and will be in their custody till Monday, which means he has automatically being screened out of the race.

In the opposition party, Peter Obi seem to be the voice of the Igbos in the race, he bought the PDP form and has got several supporters ever since. Suddenly, he resigned from the PDP yesterday and from the presidential race, hoping to go to another party to pursue his ambition.

It is a known fact that PDP is still the strongest opposition in the country, if anyone is to contest an election against the ruling party, it has to be PDP, but Peter Obi left, ruling out his chances in the presidential race.

Considering these analyses, it’s obvious the South-East won’t get the presidency in 2023, confirming Primate Ayodele’s prophecy.

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