Nnamdi Benjamin Azikiwe, usually referred to as "Zik", was a Nigerian statesman and political leader who served as the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966. He was a Nigerian nationalist who played a crucial role in the colonial era to secure her independence and also uphold her unity till his death.
Calling for restructuring is one of the most discussed topics in Nigeria, as many Nigerian regional groups and politicians, especially in the southern part of the country, are calling for it. They claim that restructuring will be the lasting solution that can cure the economic crisis that we are facing now and the insecurity that is happening in almost every state.
The issue of restructuring Nigeria's system of government has been one of the most talked about so far, as many people, especially in the south, believe that restructuring is the only thing that can restore peace to Nigeria and solve the falling economic problem that we are facing.
There are several indications that the All Progressives Congress APC may zone Presidency to Southern Part of the country. It should be recalled that the Northerners are also clamouring for Presidency in 2023. Nevertheless, there are some APC Leaders in Southern region that Northerners will embrace their candidature, if they are given Presidential ticket to contest Presidential race, under the Platform of the Party.
Two Northerners who may support Tinubu for President in 2023 if he wins the APC Presidential Ticket.
As the 2023 presidential election is getting closer day by day, zoning and the debate on the best person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari have been one of the most talked about issues. However, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the two-time governor of Lagos State, is one of the top politicians with a better chance of succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.
After many years of a Northerner ruling the country, it is speculated that a Southerner would take over by 2023. This is a development which would be in favour of a lot of people, while also being a disadvantage to a lot of people as well. If power should shift to the South by 2023, below are 2 consequences the north is likely to face.
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The issue of restructuring is one of the most talked about issues in Nigeria, as many politicians and groups, primarily in southern Nigeria, are agitating that the Nigerian government should give power to the state level and give them the authority to control their resources. However, many Northerners kick against this proposal as they don't see any tangible reasons for doing so, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Umar Ibrahim Mohammed has revealed that Northerners are 'craving' for Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu to contest during the next Presidential election. Umar spoke concerning the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, during an interview on TVC News. You may have heard that some groups are urging Chief Bola Tinubu to contest during the 2023 Presidential election in Nigeria.
With the current permutations in both the All Progressives Congress party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), there is a sign that they will both zone their Presidential ticket to the South, although the position of Vice President and other executives in both parties might go to the North.
The North, just like every other region in the country, is faced with one form of reported herdsmen attacks or the other. Farmers- herders clashes are the most common in most regions of the country. However, there have been reports of herders attacking small towns and villages in most parts of the North.
The former speaker of the house of representatives, Ghali Umar Na'Abba, has revealed why most northerners are against zoning. He stated that it's because they see President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure in office as waste of opportunity. The former lawmaker made this disclosure when he appeared as a guest on Daily Politics, a programme on Daily Trust television.
As the preparation for the 2023 General Election gathers momentum, There is a likelihood that the ruling APC might zone it's Presidential Ticket to the Southern Region. Thus, paving way for a Northerner to emerge as the Vice-presidential Candidate. There are Notable Politicians to watch out in the ruling party precisely those that may considered for the Party's Vice-presidential Ticket.
Recently, Agitations are mounting for Power Shift to the Southern Region in 2023. Southerners believe that by then, the North would have held on to power for Eight years. Therefore, the Next President should emerge from the South. On the other hand, Majority of Northerners have kicked against power shift saying it is not back up by the Consistution.
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).
Based on popular opinions, speculations and even demands, the 2023 Nigerian general elections might see a Southerner emerge as President of the country, a development that has so much been longed for by most southerners. However, if by chance this doesn't work out, and a Northerner emerges again as President, then below are 2 consequences the south is likely to face.
Photo Credit: Channels tv The decision reached by Southern Governors on 17th July in Asaba has continued to face stiffer opposition from the North. As it stands, some strong Northern groups have continued to maintain that they can't be bullied into accepting a decision they termed "Unconstitutional".
Why It Is Unfair For Southerners To Demand The Presidency In 2023 After Spending 4 Years Than The North
If you can analyze the number of years used by Northerners on the seat of presidency and that of their Southern counterparts, you will realize that the North after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari still has four (4) years to spend in the presidency to balance the equation.
Why Southern Governors Should Reverse Its Decision On Open Grazing Ahead Of The 2023 General Election
The issue of Open Grazing between Southern Governors and Northerners have led to various debate. Northeners have asked Southern Governors to accept open grazing in their states but most Southern Governors have rejected the call for open grazing. Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers Nevertheless, One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has said that herders won’t support any southern candidate who is against open grazing should he or she run for president in 2023.
It is no longer news that some Southern state governors have already enacted laws against open grazing within their jurisdiction. This move has led to a lot of reactions from Nigerians, most especially Northerners who are against the decision. These Southern governors believe that the ban on open grazing will bring an end to the farmers-herders crisis within their respective jurisdictions.
Bemigho Reno Omokri, who is a Nigerian human right activist and a lawyer, has taken to his official Twitter handle to reveal that the Northerners are well prepared for the next 2023 presidential election, but the Southerners are not, adding that they only focus on Big Brother Naija.