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2023: Igbo’s have good reasons to demand presidency from PDP – Party Chieftain, Nwankwo

A Peoples Democratic Occasion Chieftain, Fidelis Nwankwo has stated Igbo’s have good causes to ask the PDP, to concede the 2023 Presidential slot to the Southeast geopolitical zone.

Nwankwo made the assertion whereas talking with journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

He stated the south-east area had way back supported different candidates from different political areas.

“I wish to be lifelike a couple of South Easterner turning into the President of Nigeria. Neglect about sentiments, it’s all about doing issues the best approach. Now we have two main political events, {that a} candidate can fairly keep and aspire to change into the President, particularly the APC and PDP. Igbo’s who’re intent on turning into
“President of Nigeria ought to venture themselves to the general public.

”Those that have an interest ought to current themselves to Nigerians and present their capability that they’ll do that job for Nigeria.
“Then the sentiment is the second facet of it. The sentiment is {that a} south easterner has not been president of this nation, no less than from this Democratic dispensation which began in 1998. And I’ll go additional to say, that for these of us in PDP, the place I belonged. Now we have each good purpose to ask PDP to zone the president to the south-east. We voted PDP all by means of these years. We supported candidates from different political zones.

“And now, we expect it needs to be conceded to us and on that premise, I’ll advise those that have what it takes, the candidates needs to be outstanding, then and get the help of his area which is the south-east. And the area, in flip, ought to foyer different areas to see the reason why the president ought to go to the south-east now. And so, it’s not by sentiment alone, we must always let different areas know that we’ve competent palms that can do that job. I feel the lots are getting uninterested in names, they need actions.

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He additional referred to as on the 2 main political events in Nigeria; APC and PDP to concede the 2023 Presidential slots to the south-east area for the aim of fairness and equity.

“That’s what I’m speaking about. The first particular person is the one who desires to be President. And as far I’m involved, the second group is these in PDP in south East ought to come collectively and help the candidate as a result of, at this stage, there could also be one candidate who will probably be aspiring to contest for President. Southeast ought to be capable of inform different areas that look, whether it is Mr A or B is certified, he’ll do properly and Mr A or B are the individuals we belief that may make President of this nation. He isn’t going to be President of the Southeast, he’s going to be president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And that’s the purpose I’m making.

“Properly, no matter you’re doing, you need to know there’s a rule. In Nigeria, there’s a structure, elections are contested underneath political events, a political celebration should sponsor you. And so, no matter you’re doing to change into a President needs to be guided by the foundations of your political celebration.

“So far as the particular person is maintaining and defending the rule of his political celebration, then who am I to frown on the particular person technique. Strategies of on the lookout for political energy defer. And that is probably not a problem.

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The previous INEC boss, nevertheless, expressed displeasure on how outstanding leaders in Ebonyi State and within the south-east zone are mortgaging their integrity whereas in search of political positions.

“Clearly I’m in PDP as we speak, I’m not hiding about it. And if I start to do sure issues that can undermine APC and utilizing no matter is peace, then individuals will probably be taking a look at my integrity. The query of PDP and APC in Ebonyi State stays a matter of alternative. Lots of people select to stay in PDP after the defection of the governor and others select to hitch, superb and good.

“But when after becoming a member of APC and you’re nonetheless saying that you’re in PDP and that has to do with integrity. we’re in a society the place we all know one another. I don’t wish to actually touch upon this as a result of we aren’t shedding sleep over this. Nigerians at the moment are very wiser and Ebonyi individuals are among the many sensible Nigerians. Now we have politicians and voters who’re very perspective and naturally, they know what is going on.

“There are not any challenges, its simply small irritations from some areas within the state, which we are able to do with out shedding sleep. we aren’t shedding sleep over that. We’re rebuilding the celebration and we want that each one palms will probably be on deck. Ebonyi is PDP and PDP is Ebonyi and no person can do something about it” he said.

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