Reactions have continued to trail Thursday’s directive to the South-West by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola urging them to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid to pave way for the return of the Presidency to the zone in 2023.
Speaking exclusively with Saturday Vanguard yesterday, former governor of Anambra state, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife bemoaned the Minister’s comment, noting that the South-East zone ought to supported by Nigerians to produce the President in 2023.
According to him, “No geo-political zone deserves the Presidency of this country in 2023 than the South-East. We have supported successive administrations since the return to democracy in 1999 and as one of the major blocs of in our country; it is only apt that the South East produce the President in 2023.
“But of vital importance is the survival of the Nigerian state. This country must not die because it has a lot to offer Africa and the world still. However, there is a place for equity, fairness and justice and we do hope that in the spirit of our craving for unity and togetherness, the Igbo will have one of their own as President of this country in 2023.”
Vanguard, October 27, 2018
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