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While Southern governors believed it's time for the South to be giving a chance to rule, Northern governors believed that the call for power rotation isn't constitutional but a matter of choice of the political parties.
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The North had enjoyed power with late Umaru Musa Yar’adua, Muhammadu Buhari. While the South had enjoyed power with Goodluck Ebele Jonathan from the South-South region and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo from the South West region.
The Southern governors believed it was the same zoning that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2019 and that the same principle should be applied at the 2023 general election.
If the Southern part of Nigeria should produce a presidency in 2023, the likes of Nyesom Wike, Peter Obi, Rotimi Amaechi would likely be their best options. If power is shifting to the West, names like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Kayode Fayemi, Akeredolu, Babatunde Fashola could be the real deal.
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If President Muhammadu Buhari's successor would be from the Northern part of Nigeria, names like Nasir El-Rufai, Bukola Saraki, Aminu Tambuwal, Ganduje would likely pose as a threat to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban of Lagos.
The Northern Elders Forum had earlier said that heaven won't fall if a Northerner becomes a president in 2023, and they believe they have got a large population that could decide the fate of who rules the country in 2023.
The call for power rotation from the look of things isn't constitution, but if there was any form of agreement they had in 2019 before the election, it would be ideal to stick to it because what is sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander.
With the call for power rotation getting much intense, should we see it as a case of giving to Caesar what belongs to Caesar or should making such calls stay calm and allow Nigerians to vote a candidate of their choice since we are in a democratic system?
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