Nigeria News takes a look at the fate of Igbo ethnic nationality in Nigeria\u2019s politics.\n\n\n\nThe noise on whether it is the turn of the Igbo ethnic group to become Nigeria President in 2023 is not louder.\n\n\n\nThe two prominent political parties; that is the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are not even looking in the direction of Igbo for now.\n\n\n\nExcept for the permutation changes, the PDP as posited by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki will re-present Atiku Abubakar if he fails to claim the mandate through the ongoing election petition tribunal.\n\n\n\nIf one\nshould judge by the evidences before the tribunal, it is obvious that PDP may\nnot win the case. The main evidence is the election results the PDP purportedly\nobtained from INEC server.\n\n\n\nINEC had denied imputing results on its server and would not know the source of results for by PDP.\n\n\n\nSo, Atiku\nmay be in the race again in 2023. Even if the PDP will not want him, the party\nwill settle for another strong northerner to fly its presidential flag against\nany candidate of the APC.\n\n\n\nGoing by the\ncurrent status in APC, the southwest is more favoured to produce the next\npresidential candidate in 2023.\n\n\n\nThis does not necessarily mean that the candidate must be Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as many have been for in the last few months.\n\n\n\nAlthough, the former Lagos State Governor had not denied such ambition anyway his position could be challenged by another person from the zone when the time comes.\n\n\n\nThere can\nnever be a better time for the Igbos to launch into the presidential race than\nnow.\n\n\n\nThe Igbo race has been too silent in the political scheming. This race should stop talking about marginalization if it has lacked the will to challenge the status quo. The race should harmonise the political differences among its leaders and come out as a united force towards 2023 presidential race if it must come out of marginalization.\n\n\n\nNobody will\ndash the Igbos the presidential seat. It is a position they must challenge not\nwith guns but with elements of wits, political sagacity and capacity.\n\n\n\nAs a matter\nof fact. A presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu is from the southeast, the\nprofessor of Political Economics could be a consensus candidate of the Igbos\ncome 2023.\n\n\n\nHe is young,\nbrilliant and capable of leading Nigeria. The fate of Igbos lie in their hands.\nThe Igbo has gotten strong and brilliant people that can lead this country but\nthe problem is that the ethnic group is divided among itself.\n\n\n\nRecall that\nmany of the Igbo leaders kicked against the choice of Peter Obi as Atiku\u2019s\nrunning mate in the last election for personal reasons. This should not be if\nthe tribe must produce the next Nigerian president.\n\n\n\nWhile Yoruba\nethnic nationality whose son, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been the vice\npresident is pushing forward for the Nigeria\u2019s number one position, the Igbo\nhas suddenly gone into silence, waiting for power to fall on its laps.