Senator Rochas Okorocha has pointed out that the Igbo nation alone cannot secure the Presidency of Nigeria in 2023.
He said this while speaking with select journalists yesterday in Abuja, adding that neither ethnicity nor religion should be criteria for power.
Okorocha, pointed out that the North has the present population to determine whoever emerges as president of the country, and the quicker the Igbo come together and start shoring up support from the North and other parts of the region the better it is to realise the elusive dream
“As you observe the politics of today, everybody looks up to the North because it has a large chunk of votes to determine who becomes the president of Nigeria. One good thing I know of the North, especially the Islamic world, is that a good Muslim is a man of conscience who believes in equity, justice and unity.
“The only hope for anybody who wants to contest from the southern region. The North can say for the purpose of equity and not showing tribal and religious differences, that the North, having served as president, let someone else from the South be the next president.”
“I know we shall come up to that point one day when who becomes the president would not be based on tribe or religion. For as long we keep promoting tribal and religious sentiments, we are not getting it right.”