A former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against zoning the party’s 2023
presidential ticket to the North.
Okorocha who is presently
the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District in the Senate, said doing so will create serious discontents in the party.
He said for equity and fairness, the party should allowed the South to take the slot, adding that he agreed
with Southern Governors’ position on the Southern Presidency.
He said, “There’s no justification for APC zoning the Presidency away from the South. If zoned to the North, it will polarise the party.
“When I took the All Progressives Grand Alliance to the APC for the South-East to be in mainstream politics, I was called many names.
“We should develop national spirit, that high spiritual elevation above personal convictions. It protects the indigent and weak in the society. I see positive and new things to come in Nigeria with such spirit.
“In 1999 – 2007, the Presidency was in the South; 2007 to 2010, the Presidency was in the North; 2010 to 2015, the Presidency was in the South and now 2015 to 2023 the Presidency is in the North. After this, it is normal and natural for it to return to the South.”