Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has urged Igbo people to think outside the box in order to find a leader with vision and passion for the South-East to clinch the Presidency in future.
He said argument about where one comes from to be qualified for the Office of the President was immaterial, but warned that sticking to that policy might pave the way for the emergence of a greenhorn at the pinnacle of power.
The governor said the Peoples Democratic Party held the nation by the throat for many years because the party acquired power through the back door, which he claimed, placed the South-East at a disadvantaged leadership position in the National Assembly.
According to him, the success of the APC in the just concluded Imo North Senatorial rerun has now brightened the prospect of the South East for leadership position in the National Assembly.
The governor said the success of the APC in the rerun was a watershed in the political history of the APC in the South-East and expressed optimism that the party would enable the region to recover all that had eluded it.