The former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife has faulted the remark by the Minister of Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola that the South West will produce the next President in 2023.
Fashola had on Thursday said if the South West vote for Buhari in 2019, they would produce the next president in 2023.
Reacting to the comment, Ezeife stated that the South-East zone ought to be supported to produce the President in 2023.
Speaking with Vanguard he said, “No geo-political zone deserves the Presidency of this country in 2023 than the South-East.
“We have supported successive administrations since the return to democracy in 1999 and as one of the major blocs of in our country; it is only apt that the South East produce the President in 2023.
“But of vital importance is the survival of the Nigerian state. This country must not die because it has a lot to offer Africa and the world still.
“However, there is a place for equity, fairness and justice and we do hope that in the spirit of our craving for unity and togetherness, the Igbo will have one of their own as President of this country in 2023.”