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How northern elites revealed the fear of producing southern President in 2023

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, different zones are agitating to produce the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari and take over the baton of leadership of the country. 

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The northern region that is ruling the country wants to retain power beyond 2023. The major argument of some northerners is that after the return of democracy in 1999, the Southern region has ruled the country for 14 years while the Northern region would have ruled the country for 12 years at the end of President Buhari's tenure in 2023. 

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On the other hand, the southern region claimed that for equity and fairness, the northern region should allow a southern presidency after the eight years of President Buhari's tenure in 2023. 

The southern Governors under the aegis of Southern Governors' Forum unanimously agreed on zoning of 2023 presidency to the southern region. 

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The northern Governors on the other hand explained that the demand of the southern Governors on zoning of presidential position is unconstitutional and rejected the idea. 

While southern political players are still pushing for southern presidency, recent revelation has shown the fear of northern elites in producing southern president in 2023.

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According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, the northern elites have revealed the fear they have in producing a southern president in 2023 presidential election.

The northern elites revealed that they fear southern president may not be fair to northerners. 

The northern elites revealed that they agreed it was the turn of the southern region to produce the next president of the country but they fear a southern president may not carry the northern region along. They suggested that a southern president that would emerge in the future should be a politician that can carry the northern region along and would not divide the country.  

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This revelation is coming when Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other cultural groups in the southern region are agitating for southern presidency in 2023. 

Within the two major political parties in the country, only the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party has thrown its ticket open and settled the argument of zoning its ticket to southern region. 

The ruling All Progressives Congress has not decided whether its presidential ticket will be zoned or thrown open for all aspirants to contest. 

The population of the northern Nigeria is one of the major political advantages the region has over the southern part of the country. 

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With the recent revelation of the northern elites, it would be difficult for southern region to produce the next president of the country if the two major political parties decided to throw its ticket open for all aspirants to contest. 

         

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