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Opinion: Here Is One Mistake That Could Cost Southern Region The 2023 Presidency

As the 2023 presidential election is fast approaching, many Nigerians have begun to clamour for the zoning of the presidency to their region. The country, which is broadly divided into North and South, has seen the two regions debating over where the next president of the country should come from. Arguably, the debate over the region that will produce the next president of the country will make party’s primary elections to be keenly contested by politicians from both regions.

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As we expect the 2023 presidency to be a tough competition between the two regions in the country, it is arguable that no region can succeed without being united in their quest to secure the nomination of the mega political parties in the country. With this in mind, one can say that there is one mistake, which the southern region must avoid if it wants to produce the next president of Nigeria.

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It is often said that united we stand and divided we fall. In line with this popular saying, it is my view that the avoidable mistake that may cost the south an opportunity to produce the next president of the country is division among southern politicians. It is arguable that some of the southern politicians see themselves as oppositions or opponents instead of as people fighting for the common interest of the masses.

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Being divided on issues concerning the 2023 presidency and fielding multiple candidates from the south will surely be a costly mistake by the southern politicians, which could see the region miss out in the race for the 2023 presidency. It is arguable that being united and fielding one candidate per party during the nomination process will be more advantageous to the southerners in their quest to produce the next president of Nigeria.

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Despite the importance of unity to the success of the 2023 presidential ambition of the south, one may not be surprised to see multiple candidates, even from the same state, that will be contesting the primaries of one political party. The implication of this is that votes will split, reducing the chances of a southerner to win the primary election of the mega-parties in the country.

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