Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again urged for a Nigerian from the South East to become the country’s leader in 2023.
Obasanjo, speaking to members of the Political Action Committee, PAC, of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, who visited him at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta on Tuesday, May 10, said that the South-East should be permitted to produce Nigeria’s President in 2023, insisting that it would ensure peace, justice, fairness, and sustainable national development in the country.
Obasanjo remarked that the southern origin of the next president was the very least Nigerians would accept.
“The next president of Nigeria must come from the South East. The least acceptable minimum is a president from the Southern part of Nigeria”, Obasanjo was quoted by Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, as saying
The former president praised Ohanaeze Ndigbo for seeking their rights and informed the delegation that he owed Nigeria truth, objectivity, and direction.
“Federal character, rotation of power and such other measures are meant to help our nation-building process and more sure-footedly, move Nigeria forward. Riding over these measures rudely, shoddily and roughly cannot augur well for our nation-building process and progress.”he was quoted as saying