Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said that the 2023 Presidency should be zoned to the Southeast region.
Obasanjo, who spoke to members of the Political Committee, PAC, of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, during a visit to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta on Tuesday, May 10, said the South East should be allowed to produce the President of Nigeria by 2023.
The ex-president emphasized that it will ensure peace, justice and the development of a sustainable world and a good number of Nigerians would accept that the next president should emerge from the region.
“The next president of Nigeria must come from the South East. The least acceptable minimum is a president from the Southern part of Nigeria”, Obasanjo was quoted by Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, as saying
The former President, who commended Ohanaeze Ndigbo for demanding their rights, told the delegation that what he “owes Nigeria is sincerity, objectivity, and guidance.”
“Federal character, rotation of power and such other measures are meant to help our nation-building process and more sure-footedly, move Nigeria forward. Riding over these measures rudely, shoddily and roughly cannot augur well for our nation-building process and progress.”he was quoted as saying