The 2023 presidential election has raised a lot of misunderstandings between different regions and political groups within the country. The two major political parties in Nigeria (APC & PDP) have not selected their presidential candidates but different regions have started to battle for the presidential position.
(Northern Governors. Credit: Infogist).
However, the Northern Governors forum rejected the decision of Southern Governors to zone 2023 presidency to the southern region. Hakeem Ahmed-Baba (Spokesman of Northern Elders forum) disclosed that the Northern region has the numerical capacity to influence the next presidential election in the country.
(Hakeem Ahmed-Baba. Credit: Infonow).
Recently, Atiku Abubakar (Former Vice President of Nigeria) disclosed that Nigerians are not bothered about the region that will produce the next President in Nigeria. He stated that Nigerians want a leader that will address the challenges facing the nation.
(Photo Credit: Afrikinfo).
Atiku Abubakar made this statement in his brief remarks at the 94th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of PDP in Abuja.
(Atiku Abubakar & Southern Governors. Credit: Adrikgist).
Nevertheless, a lot of people are curious to know if Southern leaders will accept Abubakar Atiku's comment about the zoning of 2023 presidency.
I believe that Southern leaders should accept Atiku's comment because Nigeria needs a competent president despite the person's region, tribe or religion. This is because if Nigerians fail to elect a competent president because of zoning, the economy and security of the nation will be negatively affected.
Instead of fighting for the 2023 presidency, I believe that political parties and regions in Nigeria should ensure that they effectively screen their presidential candidates to select a competent and qualified presidential candidate.
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