Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Paul Enenche, has urged leaders of major political parties to zone their presidential tickets to the South-East in the 2023 general elections.
Enenche said this during the church’s healing and deliverance service while lamenting how ethnic and religious groups are being marginalised in the country.
The clergyman, according to Daily Post, claimed major political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party, and the ruling All Progressives Congress should have zoned the presidency to the South-East to calm the ongoing agitation for secession.
He said, “When President Olusegun Obasanjo came into power in 1999, the two political parties decided to present candidates from the South-West. There were South-West Christians so it was narrowed down.
“At this time now, let me ask a question, what is wrong if it was narrowed down to South-East? I am asking out loud. People who have felt so marginalised and oppressed for a long time.
“Why can’t they be sensible and say let South-East produce Presidency so that the parties give tickets to candidates from the region?
“Who says that such cannot calm down the agitation in that area and also give that region some sense of belonging?
“Who says that an Easterner can not be a President of Nigeria. What did they do? What is their offence? Who said it? Where was the law made from? Never for once.
“I say it with authority, there is no part of this country that is stronger or better than the other. And I can tell you in both capacity and wisdom if the same people have been ruling and everything is degenerating why can’t you try other people and see whether things will not change whether things will not be better. Jehovah will change it by force. He will change the narrative by force.”