A former Imo State governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, says since other zones of Nigeria have produced presidents, the South-East zone too should be allowed to produce a president in 2023.
The North has produced president, likewise the South-West and South-South. Let us see what Nigeria would look like when the South-East also produces a president.”
He, however, said irrespective of the ethnicity of the country’s next president, what was more important was to have someone who could solve the problem of poverty and other societal ills.
Okorocha said this in an interview with journalists in Bauchi, Bauchi State capital, shortly after receiving an award by the Tijjaniniya Islamic Sect during its Maulud celebration on Saturday.
He said, “Presidency of Igbo extraction is rather to give everyone a sense of belonging…What I propose is a Nigerian president who will guarantee the unity of this nation, irrespective of religion or tribe, a Nigerian president who will alleviate poverty, a Nigerian president who will make education available and affordable for everybody.
“This is what we should be talking about more importantly. But the issue of having a president of Igbo extraction, for me, is more like a competition.