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Nigeria: ‘This Country Will Break If North Refuses South Presidency In 2023’

A senator from Southern Nigeria, Senator Anietie Okon, has warned that Nigeria will break if the North refuses to hand presidency to the South come 2023. 

The statement was a reaction to the bold claims made by some Northern politicians that the North could retain the presidency in the 2023 elections. Senator Okon suggested that the South East should be given a look in as concerning the next Nigerian president

He said: “The 2023 presidency is coming to the South. There’s rotation between North and South. And since we introduced the rotational method for the presidential management of this nation, the North has had its flip more than the South. 

“If the north refuses, then the nation will break up. So they need to let the South have it in 2023 and after that, comes the micro zoning. And within the South, the one geopolitical zone left is the South East. The South West has had its flip, additionally the South South has had its flip also. 

“And I’m fully in tune with the place of distinguished and revered Leaders of the South South, like Edwin Clark, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga who in the intervening time is the nationwide chairman of Pan Niger Delta Discussion board, PANDEF, that the 2023 presidency ought to go to the Igbos. 

“It is just the Igbos that haven’t had the chance to guide this nation. And this nation has been so badly misled prior to now for years; and so the Igbo man possibly is the salvaging agent that this nation deserves. 

“I believe and strongly imagine that’s the reason we within the South South are unrepentant advocates for the presidency to be given to the South east. We additionally imagine that they’ve sufficient sensible and successful individuals to come back ahead” 

Meanwhile, a foremost Igbo politician and elder statesman Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has warned that Ndigbo – the highest council of the Igbo people – would support Nnamdi Kanu in the push for Biafra secession from Nigeria, if South East didn’t produce the president of the nation in 2023.


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