Is it time for Nigeria’s presidency to return to the southeast? Over 30 million individuals within the area appear to suppose so. Not since simply after Independence when the anti-colonial activist Nnamdi Azikiwe referred to as ‘Zik’ was President from 1963-1966 has a politician from the south-east served as head of state.
After the glory days of Zik, Nigeria has endured a civil conflict, a number of coups and serial insurgencies within the northern states. Now the south-east has its personal secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). His supporters suppose that Peter Obi is the presidential contender who might knit Nigeria’s fractious federation collectively once more.