A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka has noted that the South-East should continue to liaise with other parts of the country to improve the region’s chances of getting the presidential seat.
The former Minister said this on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Thursday, amid claims that the region had been sidelined by the PDP, ahead of the 2023 elections.
He said that collaboration with other regions will be key to having a President from the South-East.
“What I think the South-East is going to be doing is recalibrate our presence in the PDP and continue our strong push for a president from the South-East.
“So, I think we have four to eight years between us and the presidency. We need a strong candidate.
“We need to continue building on what we have gained already. We need to build ourselves up to be able to present that candidate that would tell the country ‘It is our turn’.
“And that our turn will be fought on the grounds of the Eagle Square, on the grounds of wherever the primary is,” Chidoka added.
“We hope that that candidate will be able to elicit votes from other parts of the country because South-East votes are not going to make us president.
“No matter how many South-East votes we get for ourselves, we need to convince the rest of the country to support our aspirations,” he added.