A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, Anthony Iroegbu, on Thursday said his party zoning its presidential ticket to the Southeast region will douse Biafra agitation, championed by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Iroegbu who made this known while speaking to newsmen in Owerri said zoning the presidency to the South East region would achieve equity and justice in the country.
“Let me start with commending the APC led Federal Government for zoning its 2023 presidency to the Southern part of Nigeria. The move is a welcome development.
“At the same time, we appeal with the party to zero their presidency to the South East. Doing so would, to a reasonable extent, douse the tension as well as ongoing agitation for a sovereign state by the members of the IPOB,” the APC chieftain said.
Incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, a northerner and a member of the ruling APC, is term-limited and cannot seek re-election to a third term. The party primaries are expected to hold between 4 April and 3 June 2022.