A former Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Paul Unongo, has called on Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to contest for the presidency in 2023.
He made the call in an interview published by The Sun.
Unongo described the businessman-cum-politician as having more guts and courage than any other Igbo man he had seen.
Asked if he would support an Igbo man for president in 2023, Unongo said, “Of course yes. I am encouraging my son, Rochas Okorocha, to come out and stand as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has more guts and courage than anybody I have seen from the East. I will support him if he comes out.”
However, he condemned the call for the 2023 presidency to be zoned to one particular region of the country.
According to him, zoning remains a political party arrangement that should not be given serious thought by any well-meaning Nigerian.