The President-General of the Igbo Community in Bauchi State, Chidi Chukwunta, has said that the Igbo extraction would mobilise for the emergence of its kinsmen as president in 2023 elections.
The statement was made in Bauchi on Sunday after being sworn in as the new President of the Igbo Community in the state. He promises to do all he can to get Igbo united to take over power in the next general elections. He said;
“Considering the fact that other tribes have been on that throne, as the President of the Igbo here in Bauchi, I will support every move to ensure that an Igbo man become a president in 2023,” Chukwunta said.
The Igbo leader, however, called for the unity of his kinsmen to foster development and applauded the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, in the role played to ensure the safety of Igbos in the State. He said;
“Crisis has become a thing of the past in Bauchi but I know that there is insecurity in Borno and Kaduna and other part of the North but we are enjoying peace in Bauchi,”
The newly elected president enjoined the Igho residents in Bauchi to be law-abiding, saying their welfare is his priority.
There are six states comprising Igbo Community in the State–Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Anambra and part of Delta according to Chukwunta.