See What Okorocha Said About Zoning APC Presidential Ticket To North

Rochas Okorocha

Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that zoning the 2023 presidential ticket to the north will divide the party.

The former Governor of Imo State added that there is no justification for the ruling party to retain power through a northern candidate.

Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District in the Senate spoke in his “Conversation with Owelle @ 59”, organised by the Abuja council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, as part of activities to mark his 59th birthday.

He said, “There’s no justification for APC zoning the Presidency away from the South. If zoned to the North, it will polarise the party. When I took the All Progressives Grand Alliance to the APC for the South- East to be in mainstream politics, I was called many names.

“We should develop national spirit, that high spiritual elevation above personal convictions. It protects the indigent and weak in the society. I see positive and new things to come in Nigeria with such spirit. I agree with Southern Governors on the Southern Presidency.

“In 1999 – 2007, the Presidency was in the South; 2007 to 2010, the Presidency was in the North; 2010 to 2015, the Presidency was in the South and now 2015 to 2023 the Presidency is in the North. After this, it is normal and natural for it to return to the South.”

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