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Is Southern Presidency In 2023 The Solution To Many of The Challenges Confronting Nigeria?

In recent times, the continuous debate between the North and Southern regions of Nigeria, over where the next President of the country should come from, has generated a lot of interest from the public. It should be recalled that the two regions have continued to insist on being the rightful region to occupy the Presidency in 2023. With the North currently occupying the position, the South has argued that I would be unfair if the region is not allowed to take over in 2023.

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As the debate is raging on, the country has continued to experience numerous challenges in different areas. It is no longer a secret that armed gangs have continued to attack and kill innocent Nigerians in different parts of the country. From Boko-Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters attacking and killing people in the Northeast, to bandits and Fulani Herdsmen wrecking havocs in the Northwest and North-central.

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The story is not different in the entire Southern region, as some unidentified gunmen have also been attacking and killing people at will. This is not to forget the high rate of inflation, and rising unemployment in the country. Amid these numerous challenges confronting the country, the debate over zoning the 2023 Presidency to the Southern region has continued to take center stage. With this, we may begin to ask ourselves whether having a Southern Presidency in 2023 is the solution to these numerous challenges.

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Arguably, the problem in Nigeria is not all about the region where the president is elected from. Rather, the lack of will power, and politicization of issues. As such, one can boldly say that zoning of the 2023 Presidency to the Southern region, is not the solution to the challenges confronting Nigeria. The focus should be on who has the capacity to address the issues that are currently ravaging the country.

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You will agree with me that there are chances that zoning arrangements, could deny the country, an opportunity to have its best hands, take over the mantle of leadership, and restore security in the country. With this in mind, it is my view that while it can be argued that the insistence on zoning is based on the need to ensure equity and fairness, we should equally be careful to avoid compounding the country’s problems.

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