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Unite or North will produce president in 2023, Sani warns South

Unite or North will produce president in 2023, Sani warns South

It the Southern part of the country hope to produce the next Nigerian leader after President Muhammadu Buhari, then Yoruba and the Igbos must unite in their agitation, Senator Shehu Sanni has said.

According to him, the North will succeed itself in 2023 if the Southwest and the Southeast fail unite and present a common front and decide on a single candidate.

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central I’m the Senate in the 8th National Assembly, gave the warming in Abuja in Saturday at an interactive session organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council.

According to him, the ruling class was unyielding to ideas of a rotational presidency adding that it would take only a united southern region to press home the political solution adopted for all parts of the country to create a sense of belonging in the governance of Nigeria.

He further contended that while it may be unfair for the North to hold on to power after 2023, the southern bloc must unite to confront the posture of those in power as against its inter-regional campaign on who is qualified or otherwise to run for 2023 from the South.

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He hinted that the northern region might produce the next President after President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 if the Yoruba and the Igbo remained divided on the issue.

The Senator said: “It will be unfair for other sections of the country if one section uses its topographic or demographic advantage to hold onto power, knowing full well that it was not the topography or demographic advantage that delivered them to power.

“Rotation of power is what I prescribe and stood for, whether that power goes to the East or West, it is dependent on the people from the South.

“What I will say is that there is a possibility of producing a Northern president in 2023 if the East and the West remain divided in their resolve on the governance of the Country.

“It is this division that will be exploited by those who are proposing the issue of competence.”

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