- Senator Kabiru Gaya has expressed his desire for the southern region of the country to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023
- The former governor of Kano state says it is the right thing to do in terms of uniting the country
- He called on northern politicians to respect zoning and power rotation in the interest of the country
Former governor of Kano state and current chairman, Senate committee on Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Kabiru Gaya has expressed his desire for the southern region of the country to produce the next president of Nigeria.
The Kano south senator said that with the completion of President Buhari’s eight-year tenure in 2023, it would be unfair for the north to vie for the nation’s number one position again.
He made the comment in an interview with the Daily Sun newspaper published on Saturday, January 16.
“We are talking about one Nigeria and uniting this country and if you feel that the North holds the means to be president, that does not mean you have to be the president all the time, we should let it rotate even to areas where they have minorities, we should give them a chance to lead this country and unite us.”
He stated that unless Nigeria is united, the country will not be able to achieve its collective desire as a nation.
Meanwhile, the new leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that its main priority is to produce a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
The newly elected spokesman of the foremost Igbo socio-cultural group, Alex Ogbonna, made this known during an interview with a national newspaper.
In a related development, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Chekwas Okorie has expressed optimism that the southeast can produce the next Nigerian president in 2023.
Okorie noted that one of the reasons why he is hopeful of the southeast is the recent defection of Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi to the APC.
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