A former Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, on Saturday said the South–East would do everything necessary in order to be allowed to produce the next president of the country.
According to him, though Igbos do not kneel down before persons, but for the sake of producing the next president, they are ready to not only kneel down but also prostrate before other tribes to win their support for an Igbo president.
Ezeife spoke at the United for Better Nigeria Initiative National Convention in Abuja on Saturday.
According to him, producing the next president would be one of the best achievements of the Igbo people.
He, however, said people must work to show they merit it.
According to Ezeife, one of the ways to put a south easterner in power come 2023 is for the region to swallow its pride and start begging every other region for the presidential seat.
He said, “So I found Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and other groups in this place talking about the need for federal character. If you do it that way, there will be unity, if there is fairness, equity, justice, you will have unity and progress.
“In the absence of those, you see where we are now. It is not a matter of giving us president, we don’t give, you have to work for it.
“The Igbo do not prostrate. The Igbo man does not kneel down but this time, we are prepared to kneel down to every part of Nigeria, every group, every ethnic group in Nigeria, we are prepared to even prostrate because we believe in this country.”