The Member Representing Anaocha Constituency One in the Anambra state House of Assembly, Mr Ebele Ejiofor has persuaded Political Parties to select their Presidential Candidates from the South-East zone to give them a sense of belonging in the Nigeria Project.
The PDP legislator made the call in Awka , while speaking with journalists on the 2023 general elections.
According to him , it is the turn of the South East to produce the next president of Nigeria since the North , South – West and the South – South have all taken their turn of the nations highest political office.
Mr Ejiofor explained that since the return of democracy in Nigeria, the South-East zone has contributed immensely to the sustenance, growth and development of the nation.
He also appealed to Ohaneze Ndigbo, Governors and National Assembly members of South-East extraction to come together and forge a common front for the realization of the project which would benefit all.
The PDP lawmaker maintained that choosing the next President of Nigeria from the zone will no doubt put an end to several agitations in the area and also correct the perceived marginalization of the people.
” The most important thing is that we need, equity, justice and fair play in the Nigerian system of governance. I believed strongly that this is the turn of the Southeast to produce the next president as it is only fair to do so. As it stands now it seems the South East is not part of Nigeria and that is what is causing all these agitations in the area. But they are allowed to produce President in 2023, things will no doubt get better. “
Our Correspondent reports that the Legislator called on other geopolitical zones to support the South East in producing the next President of Nigeria in the interest of justice, equality and fairness.