As the 2023 election approaches, former Finance Minister, Olu Falae has thrown his weight behind a South-East presidency.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Falae, who spoke in an interview, said the region has not produced a president in recent times.

“I expect that the South East will have a fair chance to ask for the president of Nigeria because in recent times the president has not come from the South-East. I said in recent times,” the octogenarian said.

“For national unity and peace, yes, but the South East is not the only zone that has not produced the president in recent times. There are six zones now and in the recent past, the zones that have produced the president are the North-West, South-West and South-South.

“The North-Central, North-East and South-East have not produced president in the recent times, so there are three that have equal rights to ask for it if we want to be fair.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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