Hon. Chinedu Ogah, a member representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has said the South East cannot achieve presidency on its own.
According to the lawmaker, the zone will need the support of other zones, considering the South East consists of only five states.
Ogah said “I want our people to understand that it is not about Igbo presidency, it is about the president of the country.
“I am supporting a south eastern person to be president and we are begging that the position should be zoned to south this time around.
“When it is zoned to the south, the south will be able to meet to zone it to where it has not gone.
“It is not about Igbo presidency because we don’t have Igbo president in the constitution, what we have is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that is what is contained in the constitution.
“We should lobby other zones to get south east president because the five eastern states cannot win the position without the support of other zones.
“We should be appealing to other states and zones to give the five eastern states a chance to produce the President of Nigeria and not Igbo President”.