South East Presidential aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have written to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to consider picking one of them as the party’s consensus candidate in the party’s primary, scheduled to take place this evening.
The aspirants, in a letter jointly signed by Governor Dave Umahi; Uju-Ken Ahanenye; Ikeobasi Mokelu and Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, sought President Buhari’s prompt and kind intervention to enable the party delegates assume proper guidance, by picking a consensus candidate from among the South East aspirants.
They also commended what they described as the “patriotic and unifying stand” of the northern governors and political leaders for standing firm on power shift to the south, noting that the unity in diversity has been the rallying point of all patriots.
The aspirants further conveyed their appreciation to Mr President for his unequivocal approval of the position of the 14 Progressive Northern Governors, to ensure that his successor is elected from the southern part of the country.
The South East APC presidential aspirants, therefore, canvassed for deepening of the position of their brothers from the Northern zone and made even more wholesome by further zoning this presidential position to the South East.
They argued that no President of Nigeria can emerge without the collaboration of their brothers and sisters from other zones of the country and the support of various geo-political zones.
The aspirants, however, expressed their continuing loyalty and the assurances of their acceptance to whichever candidate President Muhammadu Buhari deems fit and appropriate to adopt as the candidate of the party, noting that Mr President’s kind directive will strengthen national unity and cohesion as well as rousing victory at the forthcoming 2023 general elections.