Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, there are a lot of speculations on where President Muhammadu Buhari's successor will come from.
Politicians from Southern Nigeria have already called on their counterparts from the north to allow the south to produce the next President of the country.
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Recall that the Southern Governors' Forum during its last meeting held in Lagos State pledged support for zoning to allow the South to produce the next President of Nigeria.
Many politicians from the Southeast had also called on the politicians from the other part of the country to allow the region to produce the next President of Nigeria.
They argued that the people of the Southeast have not produced the president of Nigeria since the return of democracy in 1999.
However, available indicators have shown that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, may not zone its presidential ticket to the southeast in 2023.
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According to a report by Daily Post, the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed that the All Progressives Congress is not interested in Igbo presidency in 2023.
According to the report, Governor Uzodinma stated this while dismissing claims that the ruling All progressives Congress will zone its presidential ticket to the Southeast for the Igbo people to produce the next President of Nigeria.
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This is coming after the Igbo apex socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo disclosed that it has gotten the delegation to negotiate for Igbo Presidency in 2023.
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What Uzodinma Mean By APC Is Not Looking For An Igbo President
According to the report by Daily Post, Uzodinma explained that the ruling All Progressives Congress is not looking for an Igbo President but a President of Nigeria.
He clarified that his party, the APC is looking for a President that will unite all Nigerians irrespective of the part of the country the person comes from. He explained that as politicians, they practice democracy and are loyal to the decision of the party.
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With the recent statement of Governor Hope Uzodinma, there are indications that the Governor might have gotten the hint of the region where his party will zone its presidential ticket to. As a Governor and chieftain of the ruling party, it's difficult for the Imo State Governor to make such claim without any hint from the party hierarchy.
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