Group fires warning to northern leaders over 2023 presidency

Ohanaeze Igbo Women Organization Worldwide has issued warning to northern leaders that their days on the presidential stool is over.

This warning was made known in a communique signed by the President general of the group, Chief Calista Adimachukwu, saying that the era of northern political dominance over South is a defunct story.

The assertion was in response to the statement made by the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the Northern Elders Forum, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed on the 6th of july 2021, where he said the Southern governors forum cannot force the North to concede 2023 presidency.

Speaking through the communique, Adimachukwu said, “For the past few years, I have made a case for a southern president of southeast extraction in 2023 and the restructuring of the Nigerian federation for an equitable Nigeria. Nigeria has different ethnic nationalities with diverse culture and tradition, and it is impractical for one section of the country to dream of asserting dominance or become Lord over the other sections. Democracy demands equity and fair play.

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“The era of arrogant disposition on Nigerian political affairs by the self acclaimed Northern Nigerian political gladiators is now over. The southern Nigerian governors forum’s decision on the Nigerian presidency in 2023 is a settled matter.

“The current President, Mohamadu Buhari got the support of the south to become the president of Nigeria for his two terms in office. The North cannot produce Nigerian president without the support of the south based on the Nigerian constitution. But if the North finds the decision of the Southern governors not acceptable, they can go ahead and produce the president of Northern Nigeria.”

While the Ohanaeze women President commended the southern governors for their bold step and stance, She said the recent decision would be remembered in history as act of patriotism towards the sustainability of democracy in the country.

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