The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, said on Tuesday the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in 2023 would be determined by party allegiance and not by the tribe.
The governor, who was responding to questions from State House correspondents at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said anyone can contest for the presidential ticket on the APC platform as the party does not recognise zoning despite agitation in the South-East for the presidency in 2023.
Uzodinma said: “You know that the position is not vacant now, there is a sitting president and we are practicing partisan democracy and not tribal democracy.
“So, the emergence of presidential candidates will come on a party by party basis, not a tribe by tribe basis.
“But if there are other internal factors that will form part of the considerations for parties taking a decision, of course, that will be entirely the job of the leadership of those political parties and I think that is the right thing to do.”