With less than three years to the next general elections, the race for the 2023 presidency has begun for some. Some prominent Nigerians have started calls for the next Nigerian president to come from the south come 2023.
Among these prominent Nigerians druming their supports for Southern Nigeria to produce the next president of Nigeria includes; a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state, Brig-General Idris Dambazzau, elder statesmen, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, Chief Edwin Clark, and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo.
Others are Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, former deputy national chairman of the PDP Chief Bode George, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Chief Supo Shonibare, and Senator Femi Okorounmu and the national chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, retd.
In the words of Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, “The APC produced Buhari for second term and by the end of the term, he has completed eight years. So it is ideal for the party to respect and stick to the zoning arrangement on ground and look for a presidential candidate from the South.”
Pa Adebanjo, an Afenifere chieftain explained that the topic is not debatable as the south should have a shot at the presidency, adding that the question should be were in the south. Others gave their opinion in a similar motive. Legit