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Even in the PDP Governors Forum where he belongs, he has continued to push for the emergence of the Northern National Chairman of the PDP so that the South will be in the position to produce the 2023 presidential candidate of the PDP.
However, following the position of the Northern Governors that power shift is unconstitutional, the Rivers State Governor according to Guardian newspaper has warned that Nigeria could face 2 severe consequences if a Northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023. This will form the basis of our discussion in this article.
What are the consequences Wike said Nigeria will face if a Northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023?
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1) There will be a crisis that will lead to insecurity
Already some Nigerians from the South have vowed to resist any political party that will zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the North.
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Take, for instance, it generated a lot of negative reactions when some people heard that the PDP wanted to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the North after Buhari who is a core Northerner must have done 8 years in office.
Wike captured the mood of some people in the South-East who believe that marginalisation is part of the reason insecurity is on the rise South-East.
2) People may revolt against the government if they believe that one part of the country dominates the other
Already some Nigerians have this perception that one region of the country is favoured over the other.
Wike believes that such perception can make the people revolt against the government to show that they want social justice, equity and fairness which are characteristics of democracy.
The fact remains that many Nigerians believe that the next President of Nigeria should be a Southerner and the Northern Governors should support such a move to promote unity in the country.
I can vividly recall how the North insisted that it must produce the President in 2015 and it happened that way. The case should not be different in 2023 when justice demands that a Southerner should succeed President Buhari.
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