- Prominent PDP chieftain, Fani-Kayode, has lent his voice to the arguments on which zone should produce Nigeria's president in 2023
- Fani-Kayode tipped the middlebelt and the southeast as the zones to produce the next president
- The PDP leader explained that other geopolitical zones in the country have produced president except for the middlebelt and the southeast
Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has revealed two zones that should produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor in 2023.
The PDP chieftain in a tweet sighted by Legit.ng on Tuesday, March 2, all other geopolitical zones in Nigeria have produced the nation's president or head of state except the middlebelt and the southeast.
Fani-Kayode said the two zones have a strong claim in producing the person who will succeed President Buhai in the next general elections.
"Every single one of the six geo-political zones in Nigeria has produced a Head of State with FULL executive powers.
"However the MB & SE are the only two zones that have NEVER produced an ELECTED President with full executive powers."
The PDP leader, therefore, submitted that both zones have a strong claim in the presidency in 2023.
Proudly Esan, @Angela201045315, said:
"Na wow oh! This 2023 should come quickly. Yahaya Bello and FFK Ticket abi?"
Suraj Oyewale (Jarus), @Jarushub, said:
"I hope someone is not fronting for Yahaya Bello"
Tim Elombah, @ElsTimmy, said:
"Sir, permit to note that Middle Belt is not a geo-political zone. Its under North-Central geo-political zone, hence has no strong claim for 2023."
Solopenja, @solomonapenja, said:
"2023 needs someone who can clean up the mess of the preceding 8 years. Call it the blackmail having worked but, I'll say to let the North have it. My preference will be Atiku. He is fulani. He is a detribalized Nigerian, balanced and fair to all sides. I'll let him clean up first."
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Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state might be warming up to become the president of Nigeria in 2023 if the posters spotted recently are anything to go by.
The posters and billboards announcing his presidential ambition have flooded Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states.
The posters and billboards in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state, are allegedly sponsored by the Niger Delta GYB Support Group.
In other news, the southeast leaders across political parties have begged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition PDP to cede the ticket to the zone in the spirit of justice and national harmony.
The Igbo leaders said on Tuesday, January 5, any party that does not zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the southeast would not get the region’s votes.
Legit.ng gathered that this was part of resolutions reached at the end of a bi-partisan meeting of southeast political leaders at the Camp Neya, Igbere, in Abia state.
Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_