By Ogbolu George
Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra State, has revealed that the South-East region of Nigeria is working towards producing the country’s next president in 2019.
The former governor, made this known at the public presentation of the biography of Olusegun Mimiko, the Governor of Ondo State, on Wednesday.
”We are going for the Presidency. I like what Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said. For that 2019, we are going for President,” he said.
Ezeife also decried the rate at which some politicians in the region are crossing over to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
He said, ”South-eastern people are not going to the APC. What is happening is that some people who want to be governor by stealing the position, about 12 of them, are going to the APC and they will discover that they will never win any election after going there.
”They cannot win the governorship. So, don’t worry about that. We have been more consistent in the zone, so, we are not going anywhere. We are consistent in APGA and the PDP.”
Ezeife said the recent victory of the APC in Edo and Ondo State, propelled some politician in the region to swap parties, believing that they would win future elections by doing so but would be disappointed.