All Progressives Congress presidential aspirant, and former Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, on Tuesday maintained that it was the turn of the South-East to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
According to him, it would be an injustice if the South-East does not produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
Speaking during APC presidential primary at the Eagles Square, Abuja Tuesday night, Onu said:
“I am going to build on the work already done by this administration and previous leaders of our great nation. Nigeria is destined by God to be a great nation. Nigeria is a nation to grow enough food for its people and export the surplus, and to ensure our Naira regains the strength it used to have before.
“Using science, technology and innovation, encouraging entrepreneurship and ensuring Nigerians are educated; and making it compulsory at the primary and secondary levels, will make Nigeria ranked in the stature of the USA and China.
“That is why I decided to run for President and make sure we build a nation that every Nigerian will be happy to be a citizen of.
“We will allocate two per cent of GDP to science, technology and innovation within two years. We will create a one trillion Naira fund for job creation, especially for the youths.
“I appeal to the leadership of APC, you know the role I played in bringing APC into being. I paid for the money that was used to register for APC. We must uphold the motor of APC to ensure justice, peace and prosperity.
“After the President, it should be somebody from the South-East to succeed him, it will strengthen the unity of Nigeria.
“The South-West has had eight years as President and Vice President, South-South have had President, where is the justice? We need to do what is right.”