A former Nigerian Minister of Aviation Osita Chidoka says the time is now for the country’s presidency to be zoned to the southeastern region of the country.
Mr Chidoka, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain says the move will ensure Nigeria frees itself from the fear of the past.
“The possibility of unlocking the potential of Nigeria stares us in the face; the possibility of building a nation where no man feels oppressed is just before us. We just need to be bold, courageous and honest about our intention of building a country out of this current realities,” Chidoka said when he said featured on an Arise News programme, The Morning Show on Wednesday.
“The presidency of the 2023 election should be zoned to the south-east, and I have no apologies about that, and I believe other parts of Nigeria will reason with us as we progress in this conversation that the time is now.
“For the past 50 years, Nigeria is still dealing with the problems of the past; we need to move away from that, we need to move to a new future, and zoning the presidency to the south-east is the first step in that direction.”
By Abel Ejikeme