Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has refuted reports that he is set to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He made this known on Thursday during the grand finale of a week-long activity marking the 31st-anniversary celebration of Abia State held in Umuahia.
Ikpeazu, a key ally of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, called on the leadership of the PDP to prioritise national cohesion, security and inclusiveness ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
He said: “I am an important member of the PDP. We are not in a hurry to leave PDP.
“However, as a leader of the Igbo, I want to draw the attention of my party to the fact that there are three things the leadership of Nigeria needs.
“One is security, we need to arrest the slide in terms of insecurity. We need to fast track socio-economic development and national cohesion and inclusiveness.”
2023 Presidency: The Old Ones Should Fade Away And Allow Young People To Take Over – Abdulsalami Declares
A former military leader of Nigeria, Abdulsalami Abubakar has revealed his stand on the kind of president the country needs in 2023.
Abubakar stated that it is time for the old politicians to step aside and allow the younger generations to lead the country.
According to him, what the older politicians should be doing at this point in time is to encourage and mentor the younger ones.
Naija News reports he made his mind known at his Minna residence when he hosted the presidential candidate of the Accord Party (AP), Prof Christopher Imumolen.