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Wait Till 2031 For Next Presidency – Niger Delta Forum Tells Northern Region

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The Pan Niger Delta Discussion board (PANDEF) has referred to as on northern politicians in search of the presidency to attend until 2031.

The Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Discussion board, Ken Robison, stated everybody had the precise to take part in governance, to vote and be voted for.



He added that the necessity to uphold the indispensable rules of equity, fairness, and justice is critical for “the sake of nationwide concord and peace” noting that with out all of those, there may be no general peace and progress.

Ken talked about this in an announcement issued on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

He stated it must be unthinkable {that a} Northerner must be elected president on the finish of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two tenures of eight years.

“We take into account declarations, by some people and teams, now, abruptly opposing the extant follow of rotational zoning of Political Places of work, significantly that of the Presidency, as unpatriotic and self-serving.

“Given the multi-faceted heterogeneity of our Nation, Nigerians must be critically involved, not solely in regards to the credibility and competence of these aspiring to occupy the best workplace, but additionally, the place they arrive.

“We should rigorously be certain that zoning, particularly for the Workplace of President and Governors, may be very nicely maintained. Apart from, PANDEF firmly affirms that no Zone of the Nation is in need of women and men of noble character, acumen, competence, and integrity, to guide Nigeria at this important time.

“To say, abruptly, solely in 2021, that the Presidency must be open to all Zones in 2023, quantities to transferring the goalpost, within the 87th of a 90-minute sport, implying that any person from Daura, Katsina State, can, once more, change into President of Nigeria in 2023, inside the current temper of the Nation. PANDEF says a Large NO! to such an try and worsen the present naked threads of Nationwide cohesion, unity and all-around prosperity!

“The North would have accomplished the statutory eight years by 2023; it’s, due to this fact, solely cheap and honest that energy ought to rotate to the South, as has been the case for twenty-two years of the Third Republic! Whether or not the particular person would emerge from the South-South, South-East or South-West is a matter of various configurations solely.

“Northerners who starvation to change into President ought to wait until 2031. Political stakeholders must reveal pristine, honourable, and patriotic etiquette of civility to whittle down the thick tensions, arising from the all-around dissensions and alleviate the ache, struggling and unsightly circumstances that the overwhelming majority of residents are going through.”

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