Former Presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Doyin Okupe has urged major stakeholders between the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress(APC) to ensure the emergence of a South East Presidential Candidacy come 2023.
Dr. Doyin Okupe who is also a former two times presidential spokesperson revealed this during a media press conference with newsmen in Abuja on the 10th of April,2023 .
He stated that the fact of Igbo Marginalization and political oppression is self evident and thus a conscious move must be made across the political divide to ensure that the presidency is not just rotated between the North and the South West but also with the South East.
In his words, “It is tge truth that the established convention is that power must rotate between the North and the South. Not between the zones. Hence a president of northern extraction follows that of a Southern Extraction and vice versa”
Any consideration outside of this is foul and untrue, It is just that after President Buhari, power must come to the South, Any argument against this is inimical to the unity and stability of our nation”
He also stated that the next president of the nation must come from the South East because the region is yet to produce a civilian president.
Dr. Doyin Okupe also added that if this is made possible, it would go a long way in healing the wounds of the civil war.