Following the recent loggerhead between Southern and Northern Governors over the 2023 Presidency, a former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has now called on Northern politicians to allow the South to rule after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari expires in 2023. Shekarau. Photo Credit: This day.
The 19 Northern Governors of Nigeria at their meeting in Kaduna on Monday rejected the zoning of the 2023 Presidency to the South. The Northern Governors argued that zoning of the Presidency is unconstitutional. Photo Credit: Vanguard Many Nigerians especially those from the South have criticised such a decision insisting it doesn't promote equality and fairness in Nigeria.
It's no longer news that the Southern Governors has reached a consensus in the last meeting that was held in Lagos a few days ago that the next President of the country should come from the region among many other important discussions. It's also pertinent to recall that the Northern Governors forum had their meeting as regards the presidency zoning as well.
2 Reasons Why The Northern Govs Should Change Their Position And Support Southern Presidency In 2023
The Northern States Governors’ Forum has unanimously opposed the call by its Southern counterpart that the 2023 presidency should be zoned to the Southern region of Nigeria. In a meeting the forum had yesterday in Kaduna State, the Northern Governors noted that the call by the Southern Governors that the 2023 presidency should be zoned to the South is against the constitution.
The internet is awash, following a picture of what Fulani herders allegedly did to a 'poor' woman’s farm in Plateau state. According to the viral picture, the devastated woman is seen standing in the middle of her farm and gazing at the crops which have been destroyed by the alleged herders.
The zoning of the presidency has long been a source of contention between the south and the north region of Nigeria, in which many southern politicians believe that their region deserves to rule Nigeria in 2023 rather than the north for equity to reign. Furthermore, according to the outcome of the Northern Governors' meeting yesterday, they vehemently opposed the proposal to shift the presidency to the south in the coming election.
The 2023 presidency has raised a lot of arguments within the nation because different regions believe that they should produce the next president of Nigeria. The Northern Governors forum rejected the decision of Southern leaders to zone the 2023 Presidency to the Southern region. (Southern Governors. Credit: Infogist).
The 2023 presidential election in Nigeria is less than two years, there are a lot of controversies over the region that will produce the next President of the country. Recall that the Southern Governors' Forum and the Northern Governors' Forum have been at loggerhead over the region that will produce the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari.Photo credit: PUNCH
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.
Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi appears to be strongly opposed to the steps taken by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos in making sure that their states collect VAT within their territories. He has joined some Northern Governors like Bello Masari and Yahaya Bello to criticise Rivers State Government and Lagos State Government on this matter.
The Northern Governors should embrace their Southern counterpart for the shift of Power to the South in 2023. It should be recalled that Southern Governors had earlier clamoured for the Shift of Power to the South in 2023 Presidential race. The Chairman of the Southern Governors, Rotimi Akeredolu has declared to the Public that any Political Party that failed to Pick her Presidential Candidate from the South will not get the support of the region in 2023.
Political elites are permutating, skimming, and horse-trading for the upcoming general elections in 2023. The Southern Governors have met on July 5th and reached an agreement that the South should produce the next president of Nigeria. The Northern Governors and other elders also met a few weeks ago and said the Presidency doesn't need to be zoned to the South because the constitution did not allow zoning.
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.
The agitation from different regions to produce the next president of Nigeria is almost creating an unsurmountable level of crises within the political ranks and between Nigerian citizens as a whole. Recall the Northern Governors and elders had recently rejected the idea of zoning the presidency to the south amid the agitations and demands of the southern governors to do so.
The 2023 Presidential Election is forthcoming and there have been various debate surrounding which region should produce Nigeria's next President. According to a report from "Peoples Gazette", Governors from the Northern states on Monday condemned the resolution of their southern counterparts on the zoning of the presidency in 2023, describing it as unconstitutional.
The Northern Governor’s forum is currently holding an emergency meeting in Kaduna, over the sharing of Value Added Tax (VAT) and other issues. Recall that since a federal high court in Port Harcourt gave a judgement that Rivers State had the right to collect its taxes, southern states and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have been at loggerheads over the collection of Value Added Tax, which Rivers State and Lagos State at the forefront.
The Northern Governors' stand on power shift to the South has generated a lot of mixed reactions as many Nigerians have faulted the Northern Governor's statement. The Northerner Governor's forum said there is no zoning in the constitution of Nigeria and that Southern Governors are confusing sales tax with VAT.
The Northern Governors' stand on power shift to the South has created a lot of mixed reactions. The Northern Governors said that zoning is not enshrined in the Constitution of Nigeria. Many Nigerians have kicked against the Northern Governors' utterances. They said the Northern Governors want Nigeria to separate if they do not relinquish power to the South in 2023.
It was reported recently that the Northern Governors met in Kaduna State. During their meeting, they reportedly agreed that power must not be shifted to the south come 2023. Based on that note, the former special assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri decided to react.
1. The Northern Governors' Meeting The communique released when the Northern Governors concluded their meeting, tackled two issues among others, which this article deems to alight and to discuss. They are issues having to do with open grazing across the country by Fulani nomads, and that of rotating Nigeria's Presidency between the Northern and Southern divides of the country.