…Issues 30-day ultimatum
The ‘South-East for President’, (SEFORP) and Igbo Leadership Development Foundation’, ILDF), on Wednesday threatened to drag the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) and other Nigerian political parties to court, if they did not respect the Federal Character Act and zoning principles enshrined in their Constitutions and zone their presidential tickets to the South-East in the forthcoming 2023 election.
Addressing a joint press conference in Enugu, the SEFORP National Coordinator, Okechukwu Obioha and National Chairman of ILDF, Godwin Udibe, issued a 30-day ultimatum to the major political parties to zone their presidential tickets to the south-East region or face legal action.
Udibe, who spoke on behalf of the group said, “We have observed some ongoing subterranean maneuverings in the political parties to shortchange the Southeast in the presidential contest in 2023.
“We wish to make it abundantly clear that any arrangement, be it at political stakeholders or political party levels, which denies the South-East of presidential slot in 2023 will be resisted by every possible legal means.
“We call on Nigerian political parties to respect the Federal Character Act and zoning principles enshrined in their constitutions and zone their presidential tickets to the Southeast zone in clear, unambiguous and unequivocal terms within the next 30 days, failing which we will take legal action for appropriate reliefs but in particular for the order of the court compelling all the registered political parties to zone their presidential ticket to South-East zone”.