Former President of the Nigerian Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim has declared interest in the Office of the President in the forthcoming 2023 election.
He used opportunity to appeal to all political parties in Nigeria to “take the fair, just and equitable decision of zoning their presidential slots to the South, particularly the South-east region.”
This seems even as stakeholders and executives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the zone have given support to his presidential aspiration on the platform of the party.
Anyim made the appeal Thursday, January 7, 2022 in Enugu during a consultative meeting held as part of his preliminary preparation towards the 2023 general election.
According to him, the purpose of the consultation was to gauge the mood of the country, seek counsel, blessing, as well as listen to leaders and elders on their perspectives on the way forward for the country.
The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) maintained that the South-east stakeholders have repeatedly made the case for zoning the presidency to the region for equity and fairness, adding that the mood of the country favours the rotation of the presidency to southern Nigeria.