Chief Kalu Ogbonnaya has known as on political events in Nigeria to present their 2023 presidential ticket to the South-East.
The Kano-based industrialist spoke to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
He cited the 1999 election the place events fielded solely South-West candidates.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ran on Folks’s Democratic Get together (PDP), whereas Olu Falae was the joint candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the All Folks’s Get together (APP).
At the moment, PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are main platforms.
“All people is aware of that the appropriate factor to do is to permit the South-East to provide the president in 2023, as a result of it’s the solely zone within the nation that has not tasted it”, he stated.
“Olusegun Obasanjo grew to become the president after the return to civil rule in 1999, after Obasanjo, it was Alhaji Umaru Yar Adua after which Goodluck Jonathan. After Jonathan, Buhari got here.”
The businessman, who hails from Igbere in Abia, the hometown of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, added that “will probably be an injustice to take it again to the South-West.”
Kalu Ogbonnaya additionally criticised the Federal Authorities over the South-East rail challenge.
He acknowledged that the federal government has not been honest to the area by way of initiatives.
“How can we safe a mortgage for a rail challenge after which exclude the South-East? When the time to repay comes, all of us are going to pay. I don’t assist the thought of dividing the nation, however I don’t like the best way we’re being handled.”