Former Senate President Ken Nnamani and former Abia Governor Ogbonnaya Onu, at the ongoing APC convention arena in Abuja, reminded APC stakeholders to uphold justice as they elect the party’s presidential candidate.
Their calls were sequel to the stepping down for Senator Ahmed Tinubu from South West by some other aspirants, such as Femi Kayode, Godswill Akpabio, Ajayi Boroface and Dimeji Bankole.
Senator Nnamani told the delegates and the party leaders that, “By the rules of the federal character, it should be the turn of South East.
“But if justice is allowed to die, there shall come a time that it will haunt this country.”
Ogbonnaya Onu, on his part, recalled the sacrifices of South East in the party, including how he stepped down for Olu Falae to pave way for South-West candidates in the aftermath of the annulled June 12 presidential election, which led to the death of Chief MKO Abiola.
Ogbonnaya Onu said, “For the fact that the zoning principle is between the North and the South, and that it has come to the South, it is the turn of South East.
“South South had had their turns. South West has had, and presently occupying the number two position.
“It is just that the zoning favours the South East. I therefore call on the delegates to vote with their consciences, after all the motto of our party is ‘justice’.”