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2023: The North Should Retain Power – Northern Lawmakers

2023: The North  Should Retain Power – Northern Lawmakers
  • PublishedJuly 17, 2021

Some state legislators from Northern states have said the North should be supported to retain the presidency come 2023.

At a parley attended by four delegates each from 18 states in the northern part of the country, the lawmakers argued that the South had ruled for 14 years while the north would have ruled for 10 years at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.

They assembled in Abuja on the platform of an advocacy for the 2023 presidential ambition of Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.

The meeting was at the instance of the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, who called on the participants to support the 2023 presidential aspiration of Bello.

Kolawole spoke about the youthful energy and requisite cognate experience possessed by Bello, saying they are needed for the development of Nigeria.

At the end of the meeting, the lawmakers resolved as follows: “That every legislator should go back home with a view to advocating and consulting his or her constituents and stakeholders on the presidential aspiration of Governor Yahaya Bello;

“The meeting resolved that Governor Yahaya Bello is competent and indeed has cognate experience for the exalted office, the meeting therefore called on him to consult wider across the country;

“That the meeting reviewed the rotational presidency as advocated recently by the Southern Governors’ Forum;

“However, the northern legislators believe the rotation of the presidency should be in favour of the northern part of the country.

“This is because from 1999, the southern part of the country has ruled the country for 14 years, while the North will be 10 years at the end of the President Buhari’s tenure in 2023″

“That a National Working Committee be constituted with a view to having wider consultation on the Governor Yahaya Bello presidential aspiration across the country.”

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