- Alagbaoso says APC, PDP and other parties must zone presidential tickets to South East
- According to the PDP Reps member, South East region deserves the presidency more than the south-west and other zones
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a member of the House of Representatives from Orlu, Orsu and Oru East Federal Constituency in Imo State, has urged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and other political parties in the country to zone their 2023 presidential tickets to the South East region.
Alagbaoso stated this on Saturday during his delivery of a keynote speech at the second edition of a public lecture organized by Prof. Uzorma foundation for Justice and Equity in Owerri, Imo State capital.
According to the PDP Reps member, South East region deserves the presidency more than the south-west and other zones, as he claimed it is in line with the quest for one Nigeria and upholding unity in diversity.
He said, “I hereby join my voice through this speech in requesting that all the political parties in Nigeria must zone their presidency to the South East for the interest of peace, justice, equity, fairness and harmony.
“While the northern part of the country would have fully enjoyed the Office of the Presidency of the country for the full statutory period of 8 years by 2023.
“After all, other zones have taken their various turns. Consequently, what is sauce to the gander, is also sauce to the goose. If we consider the South East in the above request, we should have been seen as citizens who are actually building a nation where equity and justice shall reign and this will then be in tandem with the aims and objectives of Prof Uzorma Foundation.”
While Alagbaoso claimed that the governments of President Obasanjo, late President Umaru Yar’Adua and President Goodluck Jonathan respectively made conscious efforts to form a government that reflected the federal character principle, he said the case was different when the Muhammadu Buhari government assumed power.
“As long as Nigeria remains a multi-ethnic nation, the issues of unity in diversity will continue to be issues that draw questions. And when the actions of the leadership contradict their words as regards the need for continued existence in diversity, frictions, crisis and violence will fester in the polity, hence the leadership must be consistent in matching unifying words with unifying actions.
“The government should also fine-tune our educational sector and curricula to effectively play a unifying role in our country so that our children should be taught that Upholding unity in diversity is a part every patriotic citizen must tow now,” he asserted.
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