Imo State Governor , Hope Uzodimma has said that his party, All Progressive Congress, APC, will not be using zoning to select its presidential candiadate in 2023.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Governor Uzodimma said the APC will not honor the zoning formula in 2023, he said anyone can contest on the platform of the APC. Uzodimma said this on Tuesday September 1 while responding to the questions from State House correspondents on zoning.
“You know that the position is not vacant now, there is a sitting President and we are practising partisan democracy and not tribal democracy.
“So, the emergence of presidential candidate will come on a party by party basis, not a tribe by tribe basis.
“But if there are other internal factors that will form part of the considerations for parties taking decision, of course, that will be entirely the job of the leadership of those political parties and I think that is the right thing to do.”
Uzodimma speaking on his relationship with Senator Rochas Okorocha, he said “Okorocha is my very good brother in whom I am well pleased”
“On the issue of Okorocha, the former governor is my brother, my very good brother in whom I am well pleased.
“I have no issue with him, the only thing is that he is now the former governor and I am now the current governor.
“Once we understand that, we don’t have any issue.”