Former Minister of Aviation Osita Chidoka has argued that the Southeast must begin to realise the essence of synergising with other regions to strengthen their political fortunes.
Chidoka, said this while speaking Thursday on a live television programme monitored from Abuja.
He noted that the southeast should continue to liaise with other parts of the country to improve the region’s chances of getting the presidential seat.
Chidoka was speaking amid claims that the region has been sidelined by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 elections.
Chidoka said that collaboration with other regions will be key to having a president from the southeast.
“What I think the southeast is going to be doing is recalibrate our presence in the PDP and continue our strong push for a president from the southeast.
“So, I think we have four to eight years between us and the presidency. We need a strong candidate. We need to continue building on what we have gained already. We need to build ourselves up to be able to present that candidate that would tell the country ‘It is our turn’.
“And that our turn will be fought on the grounds of the Eagle Square; on the grounds of wherever the primary is.
“We hope that that candidate will be able to elicit votes from other parts of the country because southeast votes will not make us president. No matter how many southeast votes we get for ourselves, we need to convince the rest of the country to support our aspirations,” he said.