Former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has backed proposals for the 2023 presidential election to be held in the southeast.
In the interests of peace, fairness, and equality, Chief Obasanjo believes that other areas should enable the southeast to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
He went on to say that even if the southeast fails to deliver the next Nigerian president, the office should remain in the south.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the former Nigerian leader made his opinion clear when he received members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Political Action Committee (PAC) at his house in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
“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 said.
While declaring support for the issue of power rotation and zoning, Obasanjo maintained that such concepts are needed in a setting like Nigeria and “riding over these measures rudely, shoddily and roughly cannot augur well for our nation-building process and progress.”
“It is inconceivable to have peace and progress in a country that is rooted in injustice,” he added pointing out that he “owes Nigeria is sincerity, objectivity and guidance”.
This position comes a few days after Chief Obasanjo had earlier pointed at Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel as an individual he believes can change the economy of the country if given the opportunity.
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