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Presidency: Senator Orji-Kalu, Fanikayode root for Northerner as Buhari’s 2023 successor

Senator Uzo Orji- Kalu and former Minister Femi Fanikayode have, in separate comments supported the emergence of a Northerner as successor of President Buhari in 2023.

Senator Kalu has, in a widely-publicised media release on Thursday ruled out Southwest and the South-south in the 2023 presidential race saying if the Southeast won’t get the presidential slot, then the Northeast should have it, because the two Zones never produced president. Anything short of the two Zones, he said, would amount to hypocrisy and wickedness.

Saraki( left)

“l maintain that anything less than South East must be North East, otherwise it is hypocrisy and wickedness. The South East has given its full support to the South-!West and the South-South and when it got to the turn of the South East, the language changed to ‘Power is not given but taken’ , the Senator noted.

“In the absence of this clear non-agreement of the southern brothers to support zoning of the tickets to the South East, I wielded my support to the North East with the hope that justice is closer to the South East,” the lawmaker explained.

Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State

Meanwhile, a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has disclosed why the Presidency should return to the northern part of Nigeria.

Fani-Kayode explained that Igbos should be given the first right of refusal regarding producing Nigeria’s next President.

He noted that any discussion of a southern Presidency that does not give the Igbos the first right of refusal is deceitful.

In a series of tweets, Fani-Kayode said the North Central and Northeast have never produced a President for Nigeria.

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Months ago, the Northern Elders Forum, after its meeting in Kaduna declared that the next President Nigeria deserved is experienced, capable and energetic candidate regardless of whether he comes from the North or not.

This development is also coming shortly after a request for elders’ intervention in who should be the North’s consensus presidential candidates amongst former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Governir Bala Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State. The three Northern presidential hopefuls were assessed, at their request, by a special committee chaired by Professor Ango Abdullahi – former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the report final report was blessed by former President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, who was repeatedly called for generational power shift.

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