In anticipation of the upcoming 2023 presidential election, the two-term former governor of Nasarawa State and the Senator representing the good people of Nasarawa West Senatorial District, Abdullahi Adamu has come out to contribute his opinion on the demand of the Southern governors that the 2023 election be zoned to the region.
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Senator Adamu who noted that the call for rotational presidency is unconstitutional made it clear that the outcome of the 2023 presidency can only be determined through the ballot box, because such a serious position like the office of the president is capable of determining the future of Nigeria and it can't just be wished away to a particular zone in the name of rotational presidency.
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However, after assimilating Senator Adamu's statement report, here is one important thing the Southern governors should know and have in mind ahead of the 2023 election.
Indubitably, Senator Adamu isn't the first Nigerian politician to contradict the idea of the Southern governors that the 2023 presidency should be zoned to them, however, socio-cultural groups like the Northern Elders Forum, Arewa Youths Forum along with some Northern governors and coalition groups had earlier insisted that the outcome of the next presidential election should only be judged and decided based on merit.
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At this point, I believe it's important for the Southern governors to know that now is the time to restrategise themselves if they really want a southerner to grab the presidential office come 2023, considering the fact that their Northern counterparts aren't in support of their resolution. They should be aware that politics is a game of numbers which means that the earlier they start lobbying their Northern counterparts to gain their support for the 2023 southern presidency the better.
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