On the morning of Friday, October 1, 2021, the blessed people of Nigeria will celebrate the 61st anniversary of the country's independence from colonial rule. But before that day, the issue of protests organized by some Nigerians on Independence Day was the most pressing issue across the country where many people were expressing their differing views.
The Northern Elders Forum has warned Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) against issuing any threat over the presidency. The forum said this while reacting to PANDEF’s statement that the north should wait till 2031 before producing another president. Daily Trust reports that Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed, NEF’s director of publicity and advocacy, warned that perhaps PANDEF and other groups have not been listening to the north when it stated that it shall not be threatened or intimidated by any group or region.
The senator representing Abia South at the red chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Enyinnaya Abaraibe has tacitly disclosed his interest in the forthcoming 2023 presidential elections during a session with the Channels television. The outspoken senator and minority leader in the senate has been a very important figure in Nigeria's present politics largely because of his controversial views on national issues.
The 2023 presidency has raised a lot of misunderstandings and arguments within the country. This is because different regions believe that they are suppose to produce the next president in 2023. (Photo Credit: Infogist). Also, the Southern Governors forum led by Rotimi Akeredolu claimed that the Southern region should produce President Buhari's successor for the sake of equity and fairness.
The forthcoming presidential election in Nigeria has raised many arguments and misunderstandings across the nation. A lot of regions, political groups and parties are having different opinions over the 2023 presidency. (Akeredolu. Credit: Afrikinfo). The Southern Governors Forum led by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has insisted that the Southern region must produce the next president of Nigeria.
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) on Tuesday reportedly commended the governors of their region for rejecting rotation of the 2023 presidency to the South as being demanded by the Southern Governors Forum. However, a report from Punch News made it known that the spokesman of the NEF, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed while speaking at a press conference in Kaduna unveiled that the demand of the Southern governors on 2023 presidency is unacceptable, he further said that the Southern governors constitutes a threat to the Nations democracy with their demand.
When it comes to preparing for a major or national election, the northern politicians seem to be always ahead of their colleagues in the southern region. They are smart and they will soon outsmart the southern politicians in the very hot race for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress and in the People's Democratic Party.
Nigeria is just a few years away from her general elections and the clamor for the presidency to be moved to the South is getting tensed. Unknowing to Hakeem Baba Ahmed, the fretful spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, that he tossed petrol into the flame already kindled by the southern governors Enugu proclamation that the presidency must retreat to the south in 2023 founded on the gentleman’s agreement reached between northern and southern politicians during 1994/5 national conference.
Ahead of the upcoming 2023 presidential election and the anticipation of the Southern governors to produce the next president of the country from the region, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) had in a report that surfaced online some days ago noted that they wouldn't be compelled to hand over the presidency to the South, because they have the numerical strength to decide who becomes the president come 2023.
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The 2023 presidential election has raised a lot of arguments between different political groups within the country. The Southern Governors forum claimed that their region should produce the next president while some Northern leaders have rejected this decision taken by Southern governors. (S/Governors. Photo Credit: Infonow).
The Deputy Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and former ambassador to Switzerland, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, has spoken about the controversy surrounding the 2023 general elections, particularly the issue of power rotation. The NEF scribe explained the position of the Northern Governors Form, concerning the matter.
There is no doubt that winning an election requires polling the highest number of valid votes cast. With this, politicians often come up with blueprints of what they have in stock for the people, with the sole objective of marketing themselves to the electorates. In Nigeria, however, the story appears to have become different as the country prepares for the 2023 presidential election.
The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed, recently made the opinion of the sociocultural organization, which embodies the elders from the old Northern Region of Nigeria, now consisting of 19 States in Nigeria, public. The opinion suggested that the rotation of Nigeria's Presidency to the South, as demanded by Governors of the Southern States, is unconstitutional.
On The 61st Anniversary Of Nigeria's Independence, Buhari-must-go Demonstration Erupts in Abuja. Protesters seized the Dantata Bridge on Abuja's renowned Airport Road early Friday, calling on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, to resign (retd. ). The demonstration took place on the 61st anniversary of the country's independence.
Photo Credit: Daily Trust The Governorship election in Anambra State is just about one month to go. But the success of the election has been threatened by instances of targeted assassinations and high-level security breaches. For instance Dr Chika Akunyili, a high profile surgeon was gunned down in broad daylight by criminals along with six others.
The much talk about 2023 general election has not yet come, but the key actors have started promoting regional interest. Where does one Nigeria emanate when some of the political actors do not care about the culture of fairness, justice, equity and a sense of belonging, most especially, when it comes to where the presidency should go to in 2023?
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has accused Governors from the South of being a threat to the country's democracy. While speaking at a news conference in Kaduna on Tuesday, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the NEF's spokesman, termed the demand by the Southern Governors for the presidency in 2023 as "reputable".
The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Wednesday, October 6 said that they are solidly behind the plans of the federal government to declare a state-of-emergency in Anambra. NEF’s spokesman, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said the government must do whatever it takes to retrieve the southeast region from the whims and caprices of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and other similar groups.
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has once again slammed the governors of the Southern region, accusing them of being a threat to the country's democracy. The NEF also commended the governors in the North for rejecting the demand made by their southern counterparts to shift power to the south come 2023.
The Northern Elders Forum have expressed gratitude to the northern governors on their decision in rejecting the proposal of power shift to the Southern region. The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed was responsible for stating this adding that the clamour for southern president is unacceptable.