South-East presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to work with whoever emerges among them as the presidential candidate.
They also reacted to the zoning formula, saying they hope the APC will do the right thing by giving the presidential ticket to the southern part of the country.
According to them, there is no division among the aspirants from the South-East.
The aspirants made these known after their meeting which was held behind closed-door on Sunday in Abuja.
Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi who is also an aspirant in APC was absent from the meeting.
They disowned Orji Uzor Kalu who jettisoned the agitation for a Southeast presidency to support another Northern candidate.
The meeting was held for over two hours at the Maitama home of the lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
A communique issued at the end of the meeting said the aspirants agreed “That the President of the federal republic of Nigeria and the All Progressive Congress and Its National Working Committee and the teaming members of the party are commended by the entire people of the southeast on their avowed commitment to the unity of Nigeria and the inclusion of all parts of Nigeria In the governance architecture of the country.
“That we commend all Nigerians who are committed to the Nigerian project by the wholehearted support of the aspiration of the south-east to produce the next Nigerian president in 2023.
“That in furtherance of these commitments, all aspirants here commit to aligning with any of the southeast aspirants that are accepted by and chosen by other Nigerians to fly the APC flag.”
In attendance were the former Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; former Science and Technology minister, Ogbonnaya Onu, ex-Senate President, Ken Nnamani and the party’s female presidential aspirant, Mrs Uju Ken-Ohanenye.