- Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state have said that the north-central should produce the next president
- President Muhammadu Buhari, who hails from Katsina state, would leave office in 2023 after spending eight years as Nigeria's number one citizen
- The PDP members also noted that the former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has what it take to succeed Buhari
Katsina, Katsina - Despite the clamour for the shift of power to the south after President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure in 2023, some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state, have revealed why the north should retain the seat.
Legit.ng gathered that the PDP members, who were led by a party leader in the state, Abubakar Adamu, declared their support for a former Senate president, Abubakar Saraki, to be president in 2023.
According to Adamu, who spoke on behalf of the party members, Saraki had the wherewithal to lead Nigeria, citing his performance as a two-term governor of Kwara state and Senate president.
“It is an open secret that we currently have security challenges in Nigeria. So, we need someone who can secure Nigeria for the sake of the future of our youths. In addition, If you consider the votes the PDP got in the 2019 election, for instance, it clearly showed that the north central is owned by the PDP because the votes we got there were more than two million.
“But, in the northeast, where the PDP presidential candidate came from in 2019, we only had 800,000 votes. That shows that if PDP decides to pick the presidential candidate from the north central, it can win the election.”
Arewa group berates Ohanaeze over comment on Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYFC) lampooned the Ohanaeze Ndigbo group for endorsing a "contraption called rotational presidency" ahead of the 2023 general elections.
It was reported that noted that zoning of the presidency cannot be found anywhere in the Nigerian constitution.
The AYCF, through its national chairman, Yerima Shettima, urged the nation's stakeholders to stick to the "merit" of any presidential candidate as against his ethnic-regional or religious leanings.
North deserves to retain presidency after Buhari is 2023
In a related report, the northern state legislators reportedly said the north deserves to retain the presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari's exit in 2023.
It was reported that the lawmakers argued on Thursday, July 15, that the southern region ruled for 14 years while the north would have ruled for 10 years at the end of President Buhari’s tenure.
Source: Legit Newspaper