The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale-Martins stated that the South-East should produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
The cleric spoke at the weekend during the 2021 Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria (CWON) meeting in Lagos.
Adewale-Martins said an Igbo becoming the country’s leader would amount to equity and justice.
The archbishop noted that other zones have occupied the number one position except the South-East.
He said true federalism would resolve the unending agitations for self-actualisation by ethnic nationalities.
Adewale-Martins insisted that the system of government Nigeria’s founding fathers wanted is not being practiced.
“The disenchantment of the citizens speaks volume of our dysfunctional system of federalism laced with the Nigerian factor as against the true practice,” NAN quoted him as saying.
The Archbishop lamented that many innocent people have been killed due to disunity and imbalance.
Charging women and youths to use their numbers to make a difference, Adewale-Martins urged stakeholders to always ensure “good persons” emerge as flagbearers.