Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma recently indicated that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will not seek an Igbo president in 2023.
The governor of Imo state has denied rumors that the ruling party is planning to zone the presidential election ticket for 2023 to the southeast.
Uzodinma said in an interview with Channels Television on Friday that the APC is looking for a president who will represent all Nigerians.
The governor was replying to queries about whether the APC would provide its ticket to the southeast area, which many people want.
“We are not in search of an Igbo President. “We are seeking for a Nigerian president,” Hope Uzodinma stated.
“We feel that what we are practicing here is partisan democracy, and that every politician must be loyal to his party,” says the APC.
At the end of the day, the decision of the political party to which you belong will be decisive.”
In other news, Ali Modu Sheriff, the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has disclosed where President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor could come from.
Nigeria’s next president, according to the former governor of Borno state, can come from any area of the country if it is the people’s choice.
Sheriff made this clear on Thursday, when he was named patron of an APC organization during a gathering in Abuja.
He believes that Nigeria may improve if citizens realize that they are all equal and that a strong leader can come from anywhere in the country.
Nigerians should put their political, religious, and ethnic divisions aside and look for strong leaders from anywhere in the country, according to the APC leader.