- The recent position of zoning by the Southern Governors’ Forum seems to be gaining support of several groups in the country
- Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organization has decided to show support for calls by the southern governors ahead of the 2023 general elections
- The association stated that the presidency should be zoned to the south, adding that resolution in this regard is not new but important
The race for the presidency come 2023 continues as debates are centered on presidency zoning.
Recently, The Punch reports that the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has expressed support for calls by the Southern Governors’ Forum that Presidency should be zoned to the South in 2023.
The national secretary-general of the association, Sola Ebiseni, made this known in a statement issued in Akure, on Wednesday, September 23.
The statement was titled ‘Power rotation in the Nigerian federation, presidency must return to the South.’
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The statement reads in part:
“The resolution of the Southern Governors Forum insisting that the next President of Nigeria should come from the South of the country is not new.
“The governors only lent gubernatorial authority to a national consensus on the issue. It is a national consensus that has ensured peaceful transition of power in the polity.”
5 times former vice President Atiku has contested for presidency
As the 2023 general elections approach, there are speculations that former vice president Atiku Abubakar may once again contest for the presidency.
His son, Adamu Atiku Abubakar, appeared to have kickstarted the speculations when he declared in June 2020 that Atiku would contest again.
Legit.ng gathered that while many may not know, Atiku’s aspiration to rule Nigeria started about 29 years ago! So far, he has contested for Nigeria’s presidency five times and 2023 will be the sixth if he contests again.
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Gbajabiamila speaking in an interview with Channels Television dismissed the speculations, saying they were not true.