former Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka believes the southeast should continue to liaise with other corridor of the country to ameliorate the region’s chances of getting the presidential seat.
Chidoka made the statement when he featured on Channels Television’s Politics Today amid claims that the region has been sidelined by the Official Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general choices.
Chidoka argues that collaboration with other regions will be crucial to having a president from the southeast.
What I suppose the southeast is going to be doing is recalibrate our presence in the PDP and continue our strong drive for a president from the southeast, the PDP chieftain said on Thursday.
So, I suppose we’ve four to eight times between us and the administration. We need a good, strong candidate. We need to continue erecting on what we’ve gained formerly.
We need to make ourselves up to be suitable to present that seeker that would tell the country ‘ It’s our turn ’. That our turn will be fought on the grounds of the Eagle Square; on the grounds of wherever the primary is, former minister said.
We hope that that candidate will be suitable to evoke votes from other corridor of the country because southeast votes aren’t going to make us president.
No matter how numerous southeast votes we get for ourselves, we need to move the rest of the country to support our bournes .
Chidoka, who spoke on the heels of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s emergence as the vice-presidential flagbearer of the PDP, believes that the Delta State leader is eminently good to serve as Atiku’s running mate.
According to him, having served across all political strata, from local to state and civil position, Okowa has all it takes for the position.