2023 presidency slipping away from Southeast – Nkire

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Abia State, Chief Sam Nkire, has lamented the 2023 presidency may elude the Southeast.

Nkire however said if the South East fails to get the ticket, it should be given to Senate President Ahmed Lawan from the Northeast.

In a statement in Abuja, Nkire said his involvement in the presidential aspiration of Lawan does not by any means contradict the justified interest of his kinsmen.
He said he was not unaware of the fact that the road to Southeast oresidency might be long, stressing he was of the firm belief the project was realisable because “it’s a sure way”.

He said: “After watching the body languages of the two leading political parties in the country, I came to the conclusion that none will give the presidential ticket to the Southeast in the next election

“I have been a proponent of the Southeast Presidency and I have also been a proponent the Igbo presidency. I had also in the past urged my brothers in the Southeast to include our brothers in the South-South zone in the struggle just to ensure that the 2023 presidency never eluded the Igbo tribe”.

Nkire however believes the presidency is eluding the Southeast and in the event that the region loses out, “it should go to the President of the Senate, Lawan Ahmad who is from the North-East, another marginalized zone of Nigeria”.

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