The governors of the 19 Northern states have rejected the place of their Southern colleagues that the 2023 presidency must be zoned to the Southern a part of the nation, arguing that the presidency is a democratic workplace and never a rotational place.
The Southern governors had in a gathering in July in Lagos State demanded that energy should shift to their area.
However, arising from an emergency assembly with Northern conventional rulers on the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, on Monday, the Northern Governors Forum stated the area couldn’t be compelled to surrender a democratically elected workplace that might be sought by any individual regardless of the place he comes from.
The discussion board added that although some Northern governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to a few geo-political zones within the South, with a view to selling unity and peace within the nation, the assertion by the Southern Governors Forum that the Presidency should go to the South is unacceptable.
Reading from the resolutions of the assembly, Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Forum, Simon Bako Lalong stated, “The statement is quite contradictory with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended that the elected President shall secure at least 25 percent of the votes cast in 2/3 states of the federation. In the case of run-up simple majority win the election.”
He famous that the gathering of Value Added Tax, VAT, and the encompassing controversies had been among the many key points mentioned.
“While getting update essentially on the progress made so far from the previous meeting held in February, we shall take stock of how far we have gone in tackling banditry, kidnapping and insurgency, and chart a way forward,” he stated.
The governor recalled that in February, the discussion board thought of a variety of points in regards to the well-being of its individuals.
Speaking on the discussion board, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’advert Abubakar III, Chairman of the Northern Council of Traditional Rulers, decried the dearth of implementation of insurance policies after resolutions had been reached in numerous conferences.