Senator representing Anambra Central, Ben Obi, has re-echoed the stance of the South-East that the region should produce the next president based on the principle of zoning, IgbereTV reports
Obi made this statement while speaking with journalists at the 2022 national convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.
Talks around South-East Presidency had been sponsored by Nigerians and several socio-cultural groups leaning on the principle of zoning.
Afenifere, a popular Yoruba socio-cultural Organization, has said that Nigeria might degenerate into war if the region is denied presidency in 2023.
Speaking on the development, Obi reiterated that there was nothing like talks as regards the interest of South East region in the vice president slot of the party.
“The south-east has taken a position. Ohanaeze has given a statement that we are not interested in that position. That is not on the table.
“As a region, we have always invested in the party. Of course, we are aggrieved. Yet we will sit with the leadership of the party and come together for solutions.”
Obi added that the opposition party has the obligation to rescue Nigeria from collapse in 2023