By Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki
The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency, Ebonyi state in the House of representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, yesterday said the five eastern states of the country must lobby other zones to produce the next President of the country.
Ogah said the five states alone cannot get the number exalted position in the country without the support of other states and zone and therefore should lobby the states and the zones to actualize its dream of producing the president in 2023 general elections.
The lawmaker who was speaking with reporters in Abakaliki, the state capital, explained that he was in support of southern President in 2023.
He said “I want our people to understand that it is not about Igbo presidency, it is about the president of the country. I am supporting a south eastern person to be president and we are begging that the position should be zoned to south this time around. When it is zoned to south. The south will be able to meet to zone it to where it has not gone.
“It is not about Igbo presidency because we don’t have Igbo president in the constitution, what we have is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that is what is contained in the constitution. We should lobby other zones to get south east president because the five eastern states cannot win the position without the support of other zones.
“We should be appealing to other states and zones to give the five eastern states a chance to produce the president of Nigeria and not Igbo President”.
On 61st independence anniversary of Nigeria, the APC noted explained that the country was doing well but that there is sabotage in the security sector which he attributed to wrong and fake leadership.
“A situation where by a counselor, a council Chairman, a village head cannot go to his village to control his people in the rural area, is pure sabotage and unacceptable.
“We have to work more on security, look more on the security of this country. There is much sabotage in security system and it is happening because we have fake representatives. We have people that were not elected by the people, we have people that were elected in a hotel.
“We should allow people to freely elect their leaders. We need to start implementing direct primary where you allow the people to elect whoever they want”, he submitted.