Rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, has called on those who believe Presidency will shift to the southern part of the country in 2023 to perish such thought.
Adeyanju, who is the convener of Concerned Nigerians, a non-governmental organisation, said a northerner will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari and stay in power for another eight years.
While the Kogi State-born activist didn’t give reason for his prediction, he, however, accused politicians from the South of working against the interest of the zone.
He made this known in a post on his Twitter’s handle on Thursday morning.
“Nobody from Southern Nigeria Will become president in 2023. A northerner will be president for another 8yrs after Buhari. Next time they give you guys some billions to go work against the interest of your zone, you will think twice,” he tweeted.
PlatinumPost reports that agitations for power shift to the South in 2023 has continued to gather momentum in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), with the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, calling on the party to respect its zoning arrangement.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which fielded Atiku Abubakar, a northerner, as its presidential candidate in 2019, is yet to take a stand on zoning, but Ebonyi State’s governor, Dave Umahi, recently listed the refusal of the party to make a commitment on allowing a South-Easterner to fly its presidential ticket in 2023 as one of his reasons for dumping the major opposition party.
Nobody from Southern Nigeria Will become president in 2023. A northerner will be president for another 8yrs after Buhari. Next time they give you guys some billions to go work against the interest of your zone, you will think twice.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) December 3, 2020