The director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may likely zone 2023 presidency to the south-east.
Okechukwu is reported to have made the disclosure at the APC expanded caucus meeting held at its secretariat in Enugu ahead of the Isi-Uzo state constituency bye-election fixed for October 31.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okechukwu noted that the zoning of the presidential position was to enshrine equity, justice and good conscience which the party was known for.
The appointee of President Muhammadu Buhari noted that an Igbo president would bring his entrepreneurial spirit to transform the country’s economy.
Okechukwu, however, commended the chairman of the APC in the state for his efforts in uniting the party and bringing back aggrieved members like the pioneer chairman, Chief Adolphus Ude and pioneer women leader, Queen Nwankwo, amongst others.
He recognised the party’s executive committee in the state led by Dr Ben Nwoye and urged its members to work to consolidate the newly found unity.
“At home I want you to embrace the agricultural project of the federal government as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agro-revolution.
“The federal government will provide the necessary incentives like seedlings, fertiliser, tractors as well as agro-processing centres,’’ he said.
The report said the chairman of the party in the state, while addressing the gathering, noted that for the first time the APC in Enugu was poised to produce the state constituency member from Isi-Uzo local government area.
The chairman called on all party Faithful and stakeholders to use the upcoming bye-election to demonstrate their support for the party.
“People hoping to grab political position in 2023 are dreamers. We have to first take over Isi-Uzo LGA as a demonstration of our readiness to take over Enugu state in 2023. So every hand must be on deck to achieve this.
“There is a difference between political associations and political party. Political associations are noise makers, but political party are those who participate and support candidates in elections,’’ he said.