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Ohuabunwa Canvasses For South East President

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential aspirant on Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa has canvassed for South East President.

Ohuabunwa, who recently declared his intention to join the presidential race, said that Southeast should be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria, for fairness and equity.

The presidential aspirant, who argued that South East has not produced a President since the nation transmuted to democracy in 1999, pointed out that the country can only advance to political sophistication after each segment of the country has had a bite at the Presidency.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja Ohuabunwa said that at the end of the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari, the way should be paved for South, adding that the office should naturally go to the South East that has not had a taste of it.

According to him: “We believe that as a country with federating units, a country built by a lot of ethnic nationalities, before they were predominantly three: Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba but now we know that they are more than three.

“In 1989, we decided to dissolve into six geopolitical zones and we have seen party’s especially PDP put in their constitution that power should rotate between North and South to enthrone inclusiveness, equity, and fairness and that is what we have practiced for a while, it goes North it goes South.”

He said President Buhari is a Northerner, adding that everybody is saying that the power should come South.

Speaking further, he said looking at the geopolitical zones that constitute the South, Southwest, Southeast and Southsouth, it is Southeast that has not had it among the southern states.

“That is why every man of conscience and equity is saying power should shift to Southeast.

“My thinking is that by the time everyone has had a chance, our political sophistication must have been proved. By that time we would have had Presidents that would have run this country as a country, and not a country where they will be blinded to other people’s needs. Our country is a country of bio diversity and diverse ethnic nation It is like a rainbow nation.”

The Presidential hopeful who is a pharmacist for over three decades and the chief executive officer of Neimeth Pharmaceutical, said that he has occupied top management positions and was a board member of several federal government establishments, which gives him the requisite experience for the plum position.

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