South Must Produce Nigeria’s Next President – Region’s Lawmakers Back Southern Governors

Lawmakers from the south within the House of Representatives have endorsed the place of the Southern Governors’ Forum on the 2023 presidential election.

The governors had after a gathering in Lagos, resolved to help 5% operation expenditure for host communities within the PIB, rotation of presidency to the south and others.

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The Senate handed a model of three% operation expenditure, whereas the House handed 5%. The governors endorsed the House place.

In a press release issued by Victor Nwokolo, the chairman of the southern reps caucus, the lawmakers backed the governors on these points.

“We note that the demand that the next President of Nigeria should come from the southern region unambiguously represents the opinion of the majority of Nigerians across board, in tandem with the already established rotation of presidency position between southern and northern Nigeria,” the assertion reads partly.

Although the rotation of the presidency will not be enshrined within the structure, it has been a gentlemanly settlement within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The lawmakers additionally condemned the reported transfer by the House committee on electoral issues to take away digital transmission of outcomes.

Although the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila denied the report of modifications to the invoice whereas reacting to some extent of order raised by a member of the House, Mr Victor within the assertion mentioned, “attempt to tamper with the Electoral Act to remove electronic transmission of result is, therefore, a malicious and unpatriotic act aimed to emasculate our electoral system, undermine our democracy and destabilize our dear country.”

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South Must Produce Nigeria’s Next President – Region's Lawmakers Back Southern Governors

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