A federal lawmaker representing (APC-Imo) in the House of Representatives, Kingsley Uju-Chima has called on politicians from South East to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to actualise Igbo presidency in 2023.
Making this intimation on Sunday, he said the move will give Igbo people a place in national power sharing.
According to him, playing national politics is the best method for the South East to get the seat of the president in 2023.
“I was elected on the platform of the Action Alliance (AA) but I defected to the ruling party because I realised that it is the best way to go in achieving all that I desire for my people from the centre.
“We have Senators from the South East extraction in APC and about six House of Representatives members.
“I am happy that the Igbo people are beginning to realise that being strong players at the centre matters a lot in terms of power sharing and amenities.
“The best way forward for South East presidency in 2023 is through the ruling party, APC, hence my appeal,” he said.
According to him, the APC is being restructured to carry all geo-political zones along ahead of 2023, urging South East politicians to take advantage of the development.
He however complained of dearth of infrastructure projects in the region.
“My constituency is one of the largest crude oil producing communities in Nigeria and there is currently a refinery project by Waltersmith that is ongoing in the area.
“The youth of these communities are not happy and feel marginalised.
“The Federal Government should speed up efforts to provide amenities to these communities and ensure jobs for its teeming youth.” he added