The former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that come 2023, there will be nothing like Igbo Presidency, Nigerians are interested in who can handle the affairs of the country and provide security.
Okorocha was quoted while speaking to the Sun Newspaper, that there will be nothing like Igbo Presidency in 2023.
He said that what we have is a Nigerian Presidency or Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.
Senator Okorocha is representing Imo North senatorial district at the National Assembly.
He said, “Absolutely, democracy is about the people and the South East is not on its own. It is part and parcel of this country. And it is possible.
“I don’t think that there is anything called Igbo Presidency in Nigeria. We don’t have any of such nomenclature as Igbo Presidency.
‘What you have is a Nigerian Presidency or Nigerian President. What you will be asking would be what do you make of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction. I think that is the question you are asking. That is the question.
“Absolutely, democracy is about the people and the South East is not on its own. It is part and parcel of this country. And it is possible. But it is possible with supports of other states and other ethnic groups.
“There is nothing wrong with anyone contesting elections for the office of the President, Republic of Nigeria.
“You have a lot of Igbos There are many of them who can do that. So, you cannot just be a president because you want to be a president.
“If you want to be a president because you can guarantee security in this country, you can bring about harmonious co-relationship among the various ethnic groups in this country; and then you can put food on the table for the common man and create jobs for the youth of this country.
“This is what should be the criteria for the Nigerian President and not where you come from. Over the years, we have been in this tradition of where you come from as a determinant of what position you hold and that has not given us the best results. He added