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Why Igbos Should Allow Northern Nigeria to Produce the Next President in 2023

The presidential elections is no doubt one of the biggest events in the country. As the next presidential elections draw near in 2023, every part and region in the country is clamouring to produce the country's next president.

The country only has the north and south Political zones. In 1914, the British joined the Northern and Southern protectorate together to make up what is known today as Nigeria.

Nigeria is made up of different ethnic nationalities and the country ought to adopt a system that ensure equal representation of both the minority and majority ethnic groups in the country.

Recently, the Igbo people of South East and the entire Southern Nigeria are clamouring for them to produce the next president in 2023. However below are some reasons Why the Igbos and the entire Southern Nigeria should allow Northern Nigeria to Produce the next president in 2023.

A walk down memory lane to the inception of democracy in the 4th Republic in 1999 shows that Southerners have spent more years than Northerners as president. In 1999, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was sworn in as president. He spent eight years in office before handing over power to late President Umaru Musa Yaradua who barely spent two years in office before his demise. Goodluck Jonathan took over after his death and spent eight years in office.

We can now see that the North has only spent six year in office as president and by 2023 they would have spent only eight years whereas the South has spent 14 years in office.

It's now obvious that it's the North that is being cheated as far as presidency is concerned in Nigeria. In addition to the above reason, the Northerners are in the majority. They have 19 plus Fct states but the South has only 17 states.

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