The Northerners should not be blamed for their insistence that Presidency should remain in the North beyond 2023. It should be recalled that Southerners are clamouring for Presidency in 2023 but Some Northerners had insisted that the Presidency should remain in the North beyond 2023. The Southern Governors irrespective of their Political Parties had meeting on the issue and they resolve in their meeting that the Southern region must Produce President in 2023.
Though, the All Progressives Congress APC which is the ruling Party had zoned Presidency to the South but the Opposition Party, Peoples Democratic Party PDP may likely return Presidential ticket to the North. It should be recalled that PDP zoned 2019 Presidential ticket to the North. However, the Northerners should not be blamed for their agitation that Presidency should remain in the North beyond 2023. The reasons why the Northerners should not be blamed shall be discussed.
One of the reasons why the Northerners should not be blamed for clamouring for Presidency again in 2023 is that the zoning system is not constitutionally stated in Nigeria Constitution that when A Particular region has produced President for Particular Period of time, such region should not aspire for the Position again. It is only stated in the 1999 constitution that A Particular Person can only spend eight years as President. This means that having spent four years as President, One can still contest and spend another four years but it is not specifically stated that A region should spend a Particular Period of time as President. Therefore, the Northerners might be constitutionally right to aspire for Presidency again in 2023.
Another reason why the Northerners should not be blamed on their insistence for the 2023 Presidency is that everyone like something good. This means that every region will always like to contest for the Position of President, irrespective of the region that is currently producing the President. It is the Political Parties that will determine the Candidate from A Particular region that best fit to contest Presidential race. Therefore, Any region may aspire for the Position of President and such region should not be blamed for aspiring for the Position of President.
Content created and supplied by: Prince_Ayoade (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More