As the 2023 presidential election approaches, Prince Eze Madumere, the former Lieutenant Governor of Imo State, has urged Nigerians to avoid ethnicity and religion and vote for competition and ability to deliver democracy dividends. to citizenship.

Prince Madumere made this known in an interaction with LEADERSHIP Weekend.

He encouraged Nigerians to look beyond sentiment and vote for a capable leader who will drive economic growth and prosperity in the country.

According to him, the nation must overcome the primordial feelings and be able to go for the best. He indicated that the nightmare of social growth is the lack of courage to do the right thing at the right time.

“Nigerians should not vote based on their religion and ethnicity. It should be purely about competence and ability because if you don’t have a competent leader, you are going to have the same problems and challenges all over the country.

“I think Nigerians should look beyond semantics, religion and look for those who we think can provide us with impactful leadership. The person does not have to be my relative or come from my town; let’s look at the person’s background and competence as the driving factor in choosing the best president,” she said.

Speaking regarding North Central, Prince Madumere urged leaders to take into account the interests of various ethnic groups in the interest of justice, equity and fair play.

The former lieutenant governor stressed that “in a relationship we must be treated equally for peace to reign. The interest of the North Center and the Southeast must be taken into consideration in the equation of national power”.