The forthcoming presidential election in Nigeria has raised many arguments and misunderstandings across the nation. A lot of regions, political groups and parties are having different opinions over the 2023 presidency.
(Akeredolu. Credit: Afrikinfo).
The Southern Governors Forum led by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has insisted that the Southern region must produce the next president of Nigeria. This decision has caused a lot of arguments between the northern leaders and the Southern Governors.
(Hakeem. Credit: Infonow).
Few days ago, Hakeem Ahmed-Baba (The spokesman of Northern Elders Forum) argued that the northern part of Nigeria has the numerical capacity to influence the 2023 presidential election. They told Southern Governors not to use force to impose a southern candidate on them ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Recently, The Northern Governors’ Forum opposed the call by Southern governors that the presidency should move to the Southern region in 2023.
(Northern Governors. Credit: Afriknews)
The northern governors made this statement at their meeting in Kaduna and they said that the call by Southern Governors’ Forum is against the constitution of the country.
They revealed that any elected President must meet all the requirements stated in the constitution of Nigeria.
These Information were contained in a communiqué issued after an emergency meeting of the regional governors and the chairmen of Northern Council of Chiefs held in Kaduna state.
(S/Governors & N/Governors. Credit: Afriknews).
Nevertheless, I believe that here are 2 things Southern Governors should do after Northern Governors refused to zone presidency to the Southern region.
Southern Governors Should Peacefully Negotiate And Convince The Northern Governors Over The 2023 Presidency.
Since the constitution of Nigeria doesn't permit the zoning of the presidential position, Southern Governors should peacefully negotiate with Northern leaders. They should give them more reasons the presidential position should be zoned to the southern region.
Also, Southern leaders should know that they cannot use forceful ways to make people to vote for their candidates during the presidential election in 2023. So, they should Negotiate with Northern Governors over the 2023 presidency.
Southern Governors Should Select A Presidential Candidate That Will Be Accepted By Northern Leaders.
Another thing Southern Governors should do concerning the 2023 presidency is to select a candidate that will be accepted by the northerners. This will be a nice strategy for them to win the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria.
(Southern governors. Credit: Adrikgist).
So, what other advice will you give to Southern Governors ahead of the 2023 presidential election?.
Kindly drop your comments below.
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