A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Ebunola Martins, has said that the next President of Nigeria should emerge from the South-East. Prince Ebunola was the National Coordinator of the Buhari/Osinbajo Support Group during the 2019 elections, and he gave his reasons for his statement during an interview on Arise News.
As the 2023 Presidential election draws closer, the issue of which region in the country will produce the next President of Nigeria has been a topic of debate among Nigerians and their leaders. You may recall that the Southern governors recently said the next President should emerge from the Southern region. Some Northern governors have also advocated that the Southern part should produce the next President of the country.
However, the issue of which region in the Southern part of the country will produce the next President is another topic of discussion.
Speaking on the issue, Prince Ebunola said, "Since Nigeria's return to democracy in 1999, the Presidency rotated from the South-West to the North and subsequently the South-South. Now, the Presidency has moved to the North again under the Leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. I think that the Presidency should move to the South for justice and fair play."
Speaking further, Prince Ebunola added, "However, if we are moving the Presidency to the South, we have to be precise. I am a Yoruba man, but I will tell you that the next President of Nigeria should emerge from the South-East. Every part of the country needs to have a sense of belonging; they have to believe that they are part of the country, and they have to believe that other regions in the country trust them and believes in them. The South-East trusted the previous Presidents of the country and voted for them. We should trust them too. No one can tell me that you can not find someone in the South-East who believes in the whole of Nigeria. As a Yoruba man, I am saying that if the Presidency is zoned to the Southern region, the South-west and South-South should encourage their fellow Southerner to have a shot at the Presidency in 2023. We should elect a candidate who cares for people and can unite Nigerians. We should also elect someone who can create wealth."
Click here to watch the interview.
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