Multi-millionaire philanthropist and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Arthur Eze, has said that the only way to restore stability in the polity was to allow President Goodluck Jonathan a second tenure.
Eze, who addressed PDP supporters at Ukpo in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State after obtaining the party’s membership card, observed that the problem in PDP was often caused by those who, he said, were placing personal and regional interests above national interest.
He said: “I don’t know why our people find it difficult to understand issues properly. Maybe it is due to vested interests. We should always put the interest of the nation first and play down individual and regional interests. What we want in PDP is a lasting peace.
“Now that we are talking with everybody in the party, I want them to emphasise on those things that can ensure lasting peace.
“First, there must be support for President Jonathan in 2015 so that his zone, the South –South, will complete eight years in the presidency. The South West has already had its eight years.
“After Jonathan, the North should do its eight years and it will them be the turn of the South East. If we do not do it this way, there will be no end to the problem of which zone should produce the president at any point in time. What the zones require is patience and wait for their turns.”
Eze commended PDP leadership in the state, led by Prince Kenneth Emekayi, for working hard to ensure that peace returned to the party and urged members and stakeholders of PDP in the state to give the leadership their maxium support.