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2023 Presidency Regional Tussle: Check Out Why Ex-Governor Shekarau Backed Power Shift To The South

The issue of which region to produce President Buhari's successor had been a source of controversy among stakeholders in polity, especially Northern and Southern Governors, as Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, who is the former governor of Kano State, yesterday, said there was nothing wrong if a Nigerian from the Southern extraction succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

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While Southern Governors insist that the presidency should be moved to the South, their Northern counterparts in their stance, faulted their approach.

But speaking in an interview with Channels Television's breakfast Programme (Sunrise Daily) yesterday, Shekarau asked his party, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to zone its presidency to the South, of which the reason he said so is what we will be looking at in this post.

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According to Shekarau, the rotation of the office of the president between the North and the South will bring about the sense of belonging to every part of the country, which will also contribute to the development of the nation.

The summary of Mr Shekarau's statement read below:

"I have said it before that as far as the party I belong to is concerned, my proposal is that now that the current president is from the northern region of the country and he has done his eight years, let us beam the presidency to the Southern part of Nigeria, not because we do not have competent people in the North, but I agree we should go for the best.

"If you say let the other part of Nigeria produce the leader, that does not mean you are throwing to the dogs the issue of competence, the issue of credibility and so on."

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