Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma has come out to say that the emergence of presidential candidates in the 2023 election will not be based on ethnicity.
He recently revealed this while urging President Muhammadu Buhari to save Imo State from the erosion problem in some parts of the state.
According to him, the decision on who will clinch the presidential ticket will solely be in the hands of the respective political parties, and not a select few.
He added that the level of erosion in Imo state is alarming and the Federal Government must intervene as soon as possible.
His words, “Well you know the position is not vacant now, there is a sitting President and we are practicing partisan democracy and not tribal democracy. So the emergence of presidential candidates will come on the party by party basis, not tribe by tribe basis.”
“But if there are other internal factors that will form part of the considerations for parties taking the decision, of course, that will be entirely the job of the leadership of those political parties and I think that is the right thing to do.”
“In specific terms, the issue of erosion, the level of erosion in Imo state is alarming and I have taken time to explain to Mr. President and he has assured me that the Federal Government will intervene as soon as possible.”
“I used the opportunity also to bring to his knowledge the development in the South East and that our people are grateful on the completion and opening of the Enugu Airport and we are also happy with the speed and the pace of work at the Second Niger Bridge and the various agric intervention programmes he brought to South East.”
“And also use the same opportunity to ask for more because you know in this business, the more you get, you must ask for more. I am sure and I believe that Mr. President is committed to alleviating some of the problems in the South East region and Imo in particular.”