With the 2023 presidential elections approaching amid underground campaigns by some contenders, calls for a zone of power for the southern region grow louder and meet with fierce rejection and resistance from the north.
However, some Nigerian politicians of northern descent are of the opinion that it is only fair for the south, since their zone until 2023 would have had their show of force at the center for at least eight years .
Many of these people are governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC.). ), who would rather support the chairmanship of the ruling party to the north.
These governors are as follows:
1. Samuel Ortom
The Governor of Benue fully supports the rotating presidency and believes it is time for the south to lead Nigeria.
A spokesman for the governor, as reported by Vanguard, recently said on his behalf:
“Governor Ortom believes that only justice, fairness and justice can strengthen the unity of Nigeria, all citizens a sense of togetherness and the reduction of tensions across the country. “
2. Babagana Zulum
Zulum believes that the zoning of the presidency to the south in the upcoming poll is critical to national unity and inclusivity.
In a report by The News Nigeria it says:
“I have said it many times without a number that I believe that the presidency should go south in 2023, because the unity of our country is very important.
“Second, inclusivity is very important. Third, I am in the APC. Six or seven years ago, APC had distributed the presidency to northern Nigeria based on the agreement that the presidency Should go south in 2023. “
3. Nasir El-Rufai
For El-Rufai, the idea of rotating power is not anchored in the Nigerian constitution, but a political practice that should be respected.
“The southern part of the country is supposed to produce the president in 2023; I do not support a northerner to take the seat after President Muhammadu Buhari on the basis of the political agreements Nigeria to compete. “
4. Abdullahi Ganduje
Governor Ganduje, a staunch ally of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, believes zoning is a strategy the APC favors to win elections. So the south should benefit from it.
5. Aminu Bello Masari
The governor of Katsina supports the idea that, in the interests of fairness, justice and justice, a non-northern state should succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
6. Abdullahi Sule
Governor Sule of Nasarawa sees nothing wrong with having a southern president emerge in 2023, reports Vanguard.
“I never said nothing against the incitement to rotate the presidency south. I think it’s not a bad idea for peace in Nigeria if there is a rotating presidency. “
The presidency cannot go south The governors of the north finally declare the year 2023
Meanwhile, the governors of the 19 states in the north have finally announced their position for a southern presidency in 2023.
The governors opposed the demand of their southern counterparts to divide the presidency south in 2023 on Monday, September 27th.