Imo - A Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has emphasised the need for the entrenchment of rotational presidency in the constitution as the National Assembly embarks on constitution amendment.
Iwuanyanwu made the call in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Owerri on Wednesday.
The former presidential aspirant said that rotational presidency among the six geo-political zones of the country would ensure equity and guarantee peace, unity and stability.
“The six geo-political zones have been tested and found acceptable to Nigerians and it is in conformity with the federal character which is emphasised in our constitution,” he said.
“It will be strange to quote me as saying that an Igbo man cannot be president; after all as an Igbo man, I ran for presidency twice.
“The decision to run for presidency is a personal one and any Nigerian including an Igbo man, convinced and prepared to run is absolutely free to do so,” he said.
He said he had made tremendous sacrifice for the good of the Igbo nation and would continue to do so.
He pointed out that with some strategic planning, Igbos would be able to make substantial contributions in shaping the destiny of the country.
Iwuanyanwu also said that he was opposed to the call by some Nigerians for state police, adding that his position was based on his experience in business and politics for many years.
He, however, advocated for a restructuring of the country’s police to make it more efficient.