Northern Groups Back Zoning Of 2023 Presidency To Southeast
A coalition of northern groups has backed the idea of the 2023 presidency in Nigeria getting zoned to the south-eastern part of the country.
According to the group known as the umbrella of Arewa Concerned Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria, it submitted that the presidency going to the southeast region will calm the agitations coming from that region including those coming from the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The spokesperson of the group, Abdulsalam Kazeem made the submission on Monday during a press conference where he argued that zoning the presidency to the southeast is the best option in the interest of equity, fairness, and justice.
“The people of the South-East no longer feel as if they are respected in the Nigerian project. Their people are out causing mayhem, asking people to sit down at home at the detriment of the Federal Government and state governments which has a direct effect on the IGR of those states,” he said.
“This is how the crisis of the North-East started. Today, the Nigerian government is the highest importer of ammunition despite the enormous resources we have allocated to the fight against insurgency, we have nothing to show for it.
“They should zone the presidency of Nigeria to the South-East in the interest of fairness, peace and tranquility. If for nothing, for the purpose of the masses they promised to govern.
“We hereby urge all political parties to zone their presidency tickets to the South-East for justice, equity and fairness,” she said.