Onu Calls APC to be Just, Zone Presidency to the South East
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, a former Minister of Science and Technology, has stated that it is unjust for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fail to zone the presidency to the South East in 2023.
Onu said this on Tuesday in Eagles Square, shortly before the presidential primary began, promoting his plan to party delegates.
He said, “What is very important, exceptionally important, is that we must ensure that justice is upheld,” he said in his address.
“Naturally, it should be somebody from the South East that will replace (Buhari). That will give the opposite South versus North and Christian versus Muslim a balance, bringing stability to the nation; it will strengthen Nigeria.
“The South West had eight years as president, eight years as vice president; the South-South had eight years as president and vice president; where is the justice? Where is the justice?” Dr Onu asked in anguish.
He reflected on how he gave up his presidential ambitions 23 years ago for two candidates from the South West to run.
“I held the presidential ticket for one of the three parties then, but I had to let it go to solve a problem with the South West, to make sure that two Olus contested for the presidency, that head or tail, one will become the president, and that brought down tension within the country.
“This is what would have happened if we allowed the South East at this time,” the former minister bitterly explained.
Dr Onu stated that he decided to run to build on the accomplishments of the current government and to transform Nigeria into a genuinely great nation that the people can be proud of.
He, on the other hand, asked the delegates in charge of voting to do their duty, noting that the country requires a leader capable of creating a country in which every Nigerian is content.
The former Abia Governor believes the party must do what is just, adding that if such a just step is implemented, the nation would be at peace, and the country will thrive in a tranquil environment.