Group advocates change of power to the south

As agitation over which region of the country will produce the next president to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 angers one group, Concerned Nigeria Citizens says parties should locate their presidential slots in the south “for the sake of justice and fairness” . Addressing a press conference at the NUJ Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday, the group’s convener, Femi Osabinu, said the voting pattern of Nigerians may lean heavily on where political parties field their presidential candidates in the upcoming general election. The group, led by Mr. Osabinu as Coordinator and Sidi Ali as Secretary General, said that the current political and security situation in the country required power to shift to the South. The group argued that since the North has had its ‘fair’ share of leadership of the country for the last seven years, it is only fair to locate the Presidency in the southern part of the country for the next political dispensation. As it finalized plans to stage a mass rally in Abuja on Wednesday to assert its position, the group noted that since the return to civilian rule in 1999, there has been an unwritten conventional way of rotating power between North and South. , adding that it is troubling how most political parties play down the zoning deal out of a sense of selfishness. Osabinu said: “We have observed with great interest various agitations in the areas of our federal units, positions of our recognized ethnic nationalities on the need to locate the Presidency in the southern part of the country by 2023. “We have also noted how unstable and highly political most of our political parties are responding to the call for power rotation, this has made us come together to lend our voice to the voice of reason, the voice of unified Nigeria and greater Nigeria urging all interested political parties to the Presidential zone to the South. “There is no superior argument for this at a time like this in the year of our history because there is no question that the North has had its fair share of leadership of the country for the last seven years and now is the time to split the Presidency into the southern part of Nigeria at this point in our history as a nation. “Since the return to civilian rule in 1999, there has been an unwritten conventional form of rotation of power between North and South. It baffles us that as the debate intensifies and national party conventions approach, most political parties plan to downplay the zoning deal with self-serving excuses of population spread across the country. ALSO READ: Presidency 2023: how the consensus agreement of the northern candidates of the PDP collapsed “Political gladiators across the divide have taken up arms and are fighting through the exchange of words about the rotation of power. Some want him to stay in the North, while others want him to go back to the South for the sake of equality. “The presidential election in Nigeria is very influential and powerful as we all vest the greatest sense of belonging in the federation in whatever ethnic or geopolitical area produces the president. This has undoubtedly deepened the turmoil over the shift in power in several regions and we therefore decided to implore all major political parties to think hard ahead of their national conventions to ensure that power shifts south as this will ensure that the country remains united. and a sense of belonging is given to all by zoning the Presidential tickets to the South Zone of the Country as of 2023. “While we know that power is not handed over on a gold platter, we will deploy our structures across the country and within the various parties to further project the call and agitation to save the soul of the country. The northern region has been in power since 2015 and after exhausting the eight constitutional years by 2023, power is expected to rotate to the South. This is lawful and can guarantee the peace and unity of the country, not the other way around”. Speaking further, the coordinator of the group said that there will be no APC, PDP or any other political party if there is no country called Nigeria, stressing that the national interest must prevail over the personal interests of those who pressure the parties to join. ditch the conventional rotation schedule. of Presidency. “We urge all political parties to follow what will maintain the unity of the country and divide the presidency in the southern states in 2023. The parties should stop playing politics with Nigerians,” he appealed in his speech. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Group advocates change of power to the south