Northern Elder has said that 2023 Presidency should zone to the north.
Speaking on behalf of the elders by Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, he observed that the north should produce the next president of Nigeria.
The Nigeria’s former ambassador, urge People Democratic party (PDP) to zone the presidency to the north in 2023.
Kwande said that zoning was an arrangement made by parties to address some political issues in the country
Amid talks of who will take over from Muhammadu Buhari as the next president, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, a chieftain of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has proposed that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) zone the presidency to the north in 2023.
Nigerian Tribunes reports that the former ambassador to Switzerland explained that though zoning isn't back the constitution, it was an internal arrangement by political parties to address some issues Nigeria was facing. Ambassador Kwande speaking to the newspaper publication in Jos went on to state that PDP started the zoning to pacify the south aftr the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election.
Ambassador Yahaya Kwande has said that the PDP should zone the 2023 presidency to the north.
According to him, former President Goodluck Jonathan deprived the north of the opportunity to complete its eight years after he contested the election in 2011. It would be recalled that the PDP disclosed that it has not yet decided where to zone its presidential ticket in 2023 as the conversation on succession takes the centre stage. The PDP national spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known while reacting to the projected defection of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi from the opposition blocks.