South East Past Presidents Endorse Peter Umeadi for President

Ahead of the 2023 presidential race, the immediate past Chief Judge of Anambra State, Professor Peter Umeadi, has been endorsed by five southeast states as Igbo candidate.
The Association of South East Past Presidents urged Igbo people, irrespective of their political affiliation, to support the endorsement of Umeadi for a better Nigeria. The association made the call at a ceremony in Nri, Anaocha local government area of Anambra State.
The National President of the association, Nazi Omeife, said with the endorsement of Professor Umeadi all the autonomous communities in South East would start to spread the message. He added that the approval was following the primary vision and mission of the association.
According to him, “The Association of South East Past Presidents General, like other patriotic Igbo, has consistently decried the marginalization of Igbo in the Nigerian affairs, especially as it concerns the leadership of the country, the presidency to be precise.
“Based on research, we discovered that part of the reason for this marginalization is due to the inability of Igbo to present a candidate with requisite credentials, antecedents, and personal attributes, formidable enough to win nationwide acceptability both in the South East and other Northern and Southern geopolitical zones of the country.
” Following this discovery, we decided to embark on a thorough search for a credible Igbo man or woman that satisfies the listed criteria.
“Consequently, at its meeting held at Umuahia in November 2019, the association appointed a special 24-man Igbo President Nomination Committee, headed by Barrister Nnamdi Nnorom, former Acting PG of Amaigbo in Orlu, Imo State, with a mandate to nominate 20 potential men and women from the South East who are indicating interest to contest for the office of president, for endorsement as Igbo presidential candidate for 2023.
“The committee, in June 2020, in its report at its national central working committee meeting held at Awka, submitted 17 names – 12 males and five females, comprising past and serving governors, other seasoned politicians, retired public servants and technocrats, and others.
“After that, the committee appointed a 10-man screening committee headed by Mr. Donatus Omeke, former PG from Ishieki, Ebonyi State, to shortlist the list of nominees to three for final selection.
“The screening committee submitted three names to the NUJ Press Center, Enugu, in November 2020, from which it selected one of the shortlisted nominees, in the person of Professor Peter Umeadi. The selection was subsequently approved and ratified by all the states’ central working committees of the association on 18th December 2020.
“The association found Professor Umeadi as the most eligible, credible, sellable, and usable of all potential Igbo presidential candidates. We found him to possess the requisite credentials, antecedents, and character befitting a President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
“As a former Chief Judge of Anambra State, Professor Umeadi displayed the highest level of professionalism, courage, incorruptibility, and sense of equity and justice expected of a President.
“His antecedents portray a de- tribalized Nigerian with eminent friends and admirers and high level of acceptability from all parts of Nigeria and therefore able to secure votes from the North and South of the country.
“He is well educated and a specialist in one of the essential leadership disciplines, which is the law, which will enable him as a president to effectively uphold and apply the Nigerian constitution in his leadership of the country.
“He is a well known Igbo patriot and one of the most vocal advocates for justice and equity for Igbo.”

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