Anyim: Only Persuasion Will Help South-East Win Presidency In 2023

Former Nigerian Senate President and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Pius Anyim, has stated that although the eastern region of the country is rightfully entitled to the presidency in 2023, but it would have to appeal to other regions for support. ayokinews.com reports

Speaking at the national convention of the United for Better Nigeria Initiative (UBNI) held on Saturday, in Abuja, Anyim stated that the south-east would have to approach the campaign for presidency with ‘persuasion’.

Anyim said, “Is it right for the south-east to produce the next president? My answer is legally no, and the reason is that the constitution is clear. The constitution says every Nigerian of 40 years is entitled to aspire for that office.

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“On the other side, morally, is it right? Is it an entitlement? I will say yes because the federal character principle enshrined in the constitution encourages rotation.

“The reason I have to make this clarification is that when the right you have is not legal, the only approach and the instrument you have is persuasion.

“So, the approach, the language will be to persuade others to see reason with you that morally they should support you to take a turn since it rotates.”

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