2023: Why North Should Produce Nigeria's Next President, Prominent PDP Chieftain
- Raymond Dokpesi, a prominent PDP chieftain has said the north should in any case produce Nigeria’s leader in 2023
- Dokpesi said this is in line with the arrangement and calculation by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party
- According to the PDP chieftain, the tenure of the north for the presidential seat has not yet expired
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Abakaliki, Ebonyi - Chief Raymond Dokpesi says in line with true zoning the north should produce the next president of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections .
Dokpesi, the chairman, technical committee for the actualization of Atiku Abubakar presidential ambition made the remark while addressing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, Business Day reports.
During technical committee's visit on Thursday, January 27, to seek the support of the people, the PDP chieftain went on to note that the tenure of the north for the presidential seat is not yet expired.
According to Dokpesi, the south has had the presidential position for 16 years from 1999-2007 and 2009-2015.
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He argued that they should produce the next president of the country in 2023, naturally in line with the rotational presidency.
The media mogul insisted that those clamoring for the southern presidential candidate were doing it for selfish interest and not for the interest of the region.
Anger, outrage as Dokpesi tells southeast to wait till 2027 for presidency
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Dokpesi asked the southeast geopolitical zone to wait till 2027 after Atiku would have done one term in office as president of Nigeria.
However, this has not gone well with many people on social media. According to reactions sighted by Legit.ng, the statement by Dokpesi is an insult to the people of southeast.
2023: Atiku will serve one term if elected president, Prominent PDP chieftain
Meanwhile, the founder of Daar Communications said Atiku will serve for one term if elected Nigeria's president in 2023.
Dokpesi made this known on Monday, January 24, at the party's stakeholders’ meeting in Umuahia, the Abia capital.
The PDP chieftain said the former vice-president is the “surest” candidate to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election.