A group Ndigbo National Assembly (NNA) has asked the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to choose the candidate for the Vice-Presidency slot from the South-East geopolitical zone of the country.
The National President of the NNA Dede Uzor A. Uzor reacted to an allegation that the VP slot will be zoned to the South-West geo-political zone.
He said the PDP will have more impact and a possibility of winning the election if the Vice-Presidency is zoned to the South-East. He said the alleged zoning to the South-West is a ‘Slap on Ndigbo’.
“This is the time for PDP to correct all the anomalies they committed that caused them 2015 presidential election.”
“In view of their apologies to Nigerians of 16 years of misrule, the party should put their house in order. They should not go back to their status quo,” he said.
He also mentioned individuals who have the qualities to lead Nigeria not just as Vice-Presidency but as President. Amongst those he listed are former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe, Victor Umeh, Ohaneze Ndigbo President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Chief Festus Odimegwu.
“Late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who founded the party, was shortchanged. If not for the support and consistency of Ndigbo in the National Assembly led by Ekweremadu, PDP would have by now been dead and buried.
“The PDP leaders and elders should stick to pick credible men for its Vice-Presidential candidate from Southeast,” Uzor stated.
Credit: Daily Post NG