Dr. Chinedu Jideofo-Ogbuagu, the National Coordinator of the South East APC Presidency Project 2023, a group seeking the emergence of a President of Nigeria of the South East extraction on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the quest is a collective project.
In a statement on Sunday, he said “Let’s join hands to produce 2023 presidential candidate of APC of South East extraction.”
According to Dr. Jideofo-Ogbuagu, “We must realize that APC’s presidential candidate of South-East extraction would help us to win governorship, National Assembly, State Assembly and Local Government Area elections in all South-East states, including Anambra State governorship election scheduled for 6th November 2021.
“So, if you intend to contest for any of those other positions but think that our quest for president of Nigeria of South-East extraction on APC platform does not concern you, think again.
“When we win the APC presidential primary (zoning or non-zoning), win the general presidential election and a South-Easterner moves into Aso Rock VIlla on 29th May 2023, all South-East business people and appointment seekers, and those of other geopolitical zones of Nigeria who had supported South-East’s presidential bid, will get a fair chance of contract awards and political appointments.
“So, business people and appointment seekers who think that only South-East individuals interested in contesting for the presidency should fund South-East APC Presidency Project 2023, should think again.
“We can go on and on to explain how all Nigerians would benefit from Nigeria’s Presidency headed by a credible South-Easterner and why all Nigerians should support South-East APC Presidency Project 2023 both financially and otherwise, but the key point is that all South-Easterners and other Nigerians should contribute to our quest for president of Nigeria of South-East extraction on APC platform in 2023.
“Do not leave South-East APC Presidency Project 2023 to only the National Coordinator and our presidential aspirants”, he said.