Former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo North senatorial district on the Nationwide Meeting, Rochas Okorocha has acknowledged that there is nothing like Igbo Presidency.
In line with Rochas Okorocha, the 2023 election ought to be about who can create jobs, deal with the affairs of the nation and supply safety. He additional acknowledged that there is nothing flawed with anybody contesting elections for the workplace of the President, Republic of Nigeria.
He informed The Solar “I don’t assume that there is something known as Igbo Presidency in Nigeria. We don’t have any of such nomenclature as Igbo Presidency.
‘What you will have is a Nigerian Presidency or Nigerian President. What you may be asking could be what do you make of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction. I feel that is the query you’re asking. That is the query.
“Completely, democracy is concerning the individuals and the South East is not by itself. It is half and parcel of this nation. And it is attainable. But it surely is attainable with helps of different states and different ethnic teams.
“There is nothing flawed with anybody contesting elections for the workplace of the President, Republic of Nigeria.
“However we have now come to a really essential second in our nation’s political historical past to say that sentiments of the place you come from mustn’t decide the place you maintain in this nation. Somewhat, we should always begin on the lookout for people who have one thing upstairs and who can afford to result in growth and the dividends of democracy in this nation.
“You will have numerous them in Igbo land. There are a lot of them who can try this. So, you can’t simply be a president since you need to be a president.
“If you wish to be a president as a result of you’ll be able to assure safety in this nation, you’ll be able to result in harmonious co-relationship among the many numerous ethnic teams in this nation; after which you’ll be able to put meals on the desk for the frequent man and create jobs for the youth of this nation.
“This is what ought to be the factors for the Nigerian President and never the place you come from. Through the years, we have now been in this custom of the place you come from as a determinant of what place you maintain and that has not given us the very best outcomes.
“And so, we should develop above that and start to think about individuals who have the capability, the potential to deal with the affairs of this nation and make it a large of Africa that it ought to be.
“If it is on that observe, I agree with all people that we’d like a Nigerian President, however he is and ought to be for all Nigerians.
“The opposite problem is that more often than not, we have now allowed our primordial sentiments to regulate the political environment of this nation and that has not yielded the constructive outcomes. I have to say at this level in time, allow us to search for credible individuals, allow us to search for any person, at no matter degree.
“Be it at the local government level, senatorial or be it at the governorship level. Let the people that have the capacity and can create jobs, handle the affairs of this country. That is what I believe in.”