The member representing Mbaise/Ngor-Okpalla Federal Constituency of Imo State, Rep. Bede Eke at the weekend canvassed for the conceding of the 2023 Presidency to the South-East zone of the country in the spirit of justice, enquiry and fair play, TRIBUNE reports.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja over the weekend, the lawmaker was of the view that the arrangement would also put an end to the clamouring for the Republic of Biafra under whatever guise by the people of the region.
According to him, “on the continued agitations for South-East presidency in 2023, yes, we want it. I am of the opinion that we should be given a chance. Talk about the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Aguyi Itonsi; we have not been given a chance since the independence.
“We talk about three geopolitical zones in the country; Hausa, Yoruba have had their chances but what about the Igbo? Even if only the marginalisation we are crying, why don’t you give it to us?
“If we have the slot of being the president of Nigeria, that will go a long way. If you can give us the presidency of Nigeria, it will address this problem of people clamouring for Biafra.
“We are all equal before God, no region or zone is superior to one another, we should be given a sense of belonging in the scheme of things, we have qualified materials to occupy that position.”