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2023: Should Presidency Be Truly Zone to Southern Nigeria As given by Southern Governors Forum?

There is an emerging debate across the country as to where the 2023 presidential candidate should come from, is it from the North or the South. Having the understanding that the present president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, is from Northern Nigeria, many arguments have proffered to have the next president from the Southern region of Nigeria, and this is what the Southern Governors Forum is fighting presently.

Southern Nigeria Governors

The Southern Governors Forum chairman, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, has warned all political party that has what it takes to present a presidential candidate from the region to make sure they zone the presidency to southern Nigeria and not go about picking a candidate from the north to represent the party in the forthcoming 2023 general election.

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, while speaking on behalf of the Southern governors said based on the meetings the forum has had, it has been concluded for the three political parties in the region which are the All Progressive Congress (APC) party, People Democratic Party (PDP), and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to pick a candidate who is from the Southern zone of the country.

Southern Governors Forum's Chairman, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu

The demand of the southern governors to have the presidency zoned to Southern Nigeria is something that should be questioned based on what such decision will profit the country as a whole.

The Southern Governors are protesting for the presidency to be zone to their region simply because President Muhammadu Buhari, by 2023, would have spent eight years in office as the president of Nigeria. Therefore, the South wants the seat to turn towards them so that the region will also produce a president who may also spend up to eight years in power.

President Muhammadu Buhari (2015- till date)

In the argument of Southern Governors, the presidency should be rotational, which means the South should be given the chance to rule the country after the Northern President leaves the office in 2023.

It sounds good to say the presidency should be zoned to southern Nigeria to produce the next president of Nigeria. However, do we want a southern president or a President who will treat all regions like his?

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We cannot say if southern Nigeria produces the next president, the challenges the country is facing presently will vanish or come to an end. Of course, they will not. We can only wish for the right candidate to emerge as the new president and confront the issue and hand.

But the question remains the same, should the presidency be truly zoned to Southern Nigeria as given by the Southern Governors Forum?

•Do we need a Southern president or a competent president who will solve the issues threatening national peace?

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