In 2023, I am very optimistic that Nigerians will support a credible candidate from the South East to become the President. Nigeria needs a president who is relatively young with a sound mind, experienced, and have demonstrable competence, character and capacity to lead the country. Every geopolitical zone in Nigeria has such persons in abundance.
However, there is a national consensus in support of the South East, in the spirit of justice and equity.
Between 1999 and 2023, these zones would have produced occupants of the Presidential Villa for these number of years.
- North West = 16 years (Yar’Adua 2.5years, VP Sambo = 5.5years, PMB = 8 years)
- South West = 16 years (OBJ = 8 years, VP Osinbajo = 8 years)
- North East = 8 years
- South East = 0
- North Central = 0
- South South = 8
(GEJ as VP & President) As the Presidency returns to the South in 2023, all women and men of good conscience, political parties and lovers of democracy should choose credible candidates from the South East and elect one of them in 2023. Having interacted with eminent Nigerians from every state of the country and traveled to 32 states, I know that the things that unite us are more than what divides us. I also believe that the majority of Nigerians want the country to move forward.
Electing the next President from the South East will help to douse tensions, promote peace, national unity and sustainable progress of the country; as all these become elusive without justice. All hands on deck!
So help us God. 🙏🏾
Dr. Laz Ude Eze
Strategy Team Member, National Political Equity Movement (NPEM)
National Vice Chairman (South East), Alliance for New Nigeria (2018-2020)
18th October 2021