• June 24, 2021

2023 Presidency: “Emergence Of Candidates Must Be Democratic, Not Sectional” – Uzodinma

By Lillian Ogbonna (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has suggested the parameters for the emergence of the candidates for the presidential election in 2023.

Speaking on Tuesday, while parleying with State House correspondents, following a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Uzodinma intoned that since Nigeria practiced partisan, not tribal, democracy, the emergence of presidential candidates should “come on a party-by-party basis, not tribe-by-tribe basis”.

Uzodinma’s statement came in the wake of agitations by the people of the South-East region that the 2023 Presidency be zoned to the them, with majority of these campaigners citing the supposed age long marginalization of the region in terms of development as the major reason why the country’s next President should come from their region.

According to Governor Uzodinma, the decision of who runs for the 2023 Presidency should be determined by the leadership of various political parties, warning that agitations for an Igbo Presidency could heat up the polity, if care was not taken, advising that the internal mechanisms of the political groups should be allowed to decide on the matter.

Agenda Watchdog

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