Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim has indicated interest in the position of president come 2023.
Mr. Pius, an Easterner said it is time he declared his interest in the number one political position in Nigeria.
He added that it matters little whether the PDP will zone the position to the South-East or not.
In an interview with journalists on Saturday, Mr Anyim said, “Posters of my presidential bid and agitations by groups for me to contest flooded the social media in 2020 and I disassociated myself from such calls.
“I felt that it was too early for such a declaration, to enable the present administration concentrate on governance.
“Such calls resurfaced in the early part of 2021 and I chose to be quiet over the issue.
“We currently have less than 18 months to the next elections, and I feel the time is ripe to indicate my interest,” Mr Anyim said.
“Zoning of such positions was deferred but nothing stops anyone from South-East Zone from contesting the presidency even if it is not zoned to it,” he said.