A member of the House of Representatives from Orlu, Orsu and Oru East Federal Constituency in Imo State, has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and other political parties in the country to zone their 2023 presidential tickets to the South East region.
Alagbaoso stated this on Saturday while delivering a keynote speech at the second edition of public lecture organized by Prof. Uzorma foundation for Justice and Equity in Owerri Imo State capital.
The PDP reps member said in line with the quest for one Nigeria and upholding unity in diversity, the South East region deserves the presidency more than the south-west and other zones.
The reps member, a retired comptroller of customs, said, “I hereby join my voice through this speech in requesting that all the political parties in Nigeria must zone their presidency to the South East for the interest of peace, justice, equity, fairness and harmony.
According to him, the choice of the South East to produce the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari became imperative because the Southwest region through former President Obasegun Obasanjo had enjoyed the office.
“While the northern part of the country would have fully enjoyed the Office of the Presidency of the country for the full statutory period of 8 years by 2023.”
He said, “After all, other zones have taken their various turns. Consequently what is sauce to the gander, is also sauce to the goose. If we consider the South East in the above request, we should have been seen as citizens who are actually building a nation where equity and justice shall reign and this will then be in tandem with the aims and objectives of Prof Uzorma Foundation.
On some of the causes of disunity in Nigeria, Alagbaoso said after the return to democracy in 1999, the then government of President Obasanjo made conscious efforts to form a government that reflected the federal character principle