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“THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR APC NOT TO ZONE THE PRESIDENCY TO THE SOUTH EAST – OKOROCHA

The former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, has said that fairness and equity demands that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should zone its presidential ticket to the South East ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Okorocha in a parley with journalists at the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Abuja on Monday said though not written, that there is an agreement in the party to rotate the position among different regions and the South East appears to be next in line.

“It is true, Igbos are being marginalised but that’s not what they should be talking about. We should be asking for opportunities, level playing ground,” he replied.

“The argument Igbos should make … they should present this in a lighter note. The South West, the North and South South have governed Nigeria and we have seen how the country is. Let’s try an Igbo person. It’s a softer way to make the argument.

“There is no justification for the APC not to zone it to the South East. I think it is just fair and understanding that the power should go to the South. I agree with the Southern Governors; they are absolutely right. That will bring peace because if you decide you want to zone it back to the North, that will polarise the party. It will begin to sound like it is a Northern Peoples Party.”

He denied having any presidential ambition but insist that the right thing should be done by the APC when it comes to zoning of the presidential ticket.

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