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South-east should produce next president if other regions truly seek equity or else we won’t continue voting for those who cannot vote for us

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Governor David Umahi has once more defined why the South-East area of the nation ought to produce the subsequent Nigerian President in 2023. 

Talking on Friday Might 6,  in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, throughout a gathering between President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of the zone, the Ebonyi state Governor mentioned the area ought to produce the subsequent President within the curiosity of justice, fairness and equity.

Umahi added that it will be tough for the south-east to proceed to be short-changed and proceed voting for individuals who can not vote for them. 

“On the request for the presidency of the southeast, I’m an aspirant and wouldn’t be capable to say a lot about that. However let me say one thing to Nigerians if the premise of asking for the presidency to be rotated from the North to the South is on the premise of fairness, equity and justice, and our brothers from South-South and South-West are placing extra candidates than South East, then, the query is the place is the equity, the place is the morality, is there fairness?

“However we should actually thank the leaders of the center belt and Chief Adebanjo of South West and Chief Edwin Clark, and different leaders of those two zones who’ve been advocating for energy rotation from North to South-East, South-South and South West.

“So when it reaches our flip rightly or wrongly, we must be thought of for peace, justice and stability of Nigeria. And let me say that each one these angling for one place or the opposite can solely have it if there may be Nigeria and Mr. President has been preventing for the unity and stability of Nigeria, that’s why no matter political lineage, you’ve handled us equally and so, I need the elite to place patriotism of the nation forward of each one in all our aspirations.

“And so if fairness, justice and equity have to be the yardstick, the South-East must be supported, if not, it is going to be tough for the South East to be shortchanged and proceed to vote for individuals who is not going to vote for us.”

On the decision for the discharge of IPOB chief, Nnamdi Kanu, Umahi disclosed that the President had in a gathering with him accepted to make use of political options in his launch, and known as on Ohanaeze management to kick-start the method, whilst he warned them towards politicising it.

“I requested you our expensive president to pls hearken to the plea of our folks, however let me simply make a point out that on this problem of a political resolution, I’ve by no means believed within the IPOB technique of operation, I disagree with them, I’ll by no means agree with them, however now we have gotten ourselves to a really horrible and pitiable scenario and a few of us have been warning that we’d quickly get to this example.

“Mr. President, I got here to you and begged you for a political resolution, however surprisingly, and graciously, you granted that and also you mentioned that our folks might provoke that and naturally, I’m an in depth pal of Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer. We’ve made all of the efforts for Ohanaeze to kick begin that; it’s not for the governors, and so, we name on the President of Ohanaeze to cease delaying this and don’t enable politics to enter it. I imagine that the president will hearken to that.”

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