Popular Ijaw leader and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark has lent his voice to the support of an Igbo Presidency come 2023.

He made this view known when he received the President-General of the Ohaneze Ndigbo as well as some other prominent Igbo leaders in his Asokoro home in Abuja.

He told his August visitors that the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe worked with the people of the South-South region to carve out the Mid-West from the then Western Region. He will reciprocate the good gesture by ensuring that the next President comes from the South East.

He was quoted to have said: “We are supporting the South- East region. Anybody from the Mid-West, anybody from Oshimili South and North, Aniocha South and North, Ika, Agbor or Ukwani; if you say I am ready to be the President of Nigeria because I am an Igbo, that is punishable because when you do something that people don’t like, it is abominable.

“I have said it; all the Igbo in Anioma, Rivers, in Delta, wherever they are, this is the time for Igbo, South-East President.

“We have the same problem; when we went to the 2014 National Conference, we said the South-East has five states, they should be given additional states so that everyone will have same states like in other zones if that will stabilise Nigeria.

“We want the President coming after Buhari to come from the South-East, we are together.”