Fani-Kayode makes argument for 2023 Northern Presidency

Fani-Kayode makes argument for 2023 Northern Presidency

A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday, May 17, explained why the Presidency should return to Nigeria’s northern region.

Igbos should be given first refusal when it comes to electing Nigeria’s next president, according to Fani-Kayode.

Any idea of a southern presidency that does not give the Igbos first refusal is deceptive, he said.

Fani-Kayode said in a series of tweets that the North Central and Northeast regions of Nigeria have never produced a president.

Fani-Kayode wrote: “Any talk of a Southern Presidency that does not offer the Igbo right of first refusal for the position is deceitful. And if you say no to the Igbos; which clearly both parties have done even if they don’t say it publicly; then I say let the Presidency go back to the North!

“That is why I am supporting a Northern aspirant. Southerners must learn to be fair to one another before they can expect to be treated fairly by others.

“There are two zones in the North that have not produced a democratically-elected President.

“The NC has NEVER done so & the NE produced a Prime Minister 62 years ago who was unable to finish his tenure; because he was killed. Is it fair to deny them & the Igbo, who have never produced a democratically-elected President either, the right to produce the next President?”

Meanwhile, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is too late to tinker with the schedule of activities for the 2023 general elections.

Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, stated this. This was while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, May 16, in Abuja.

Okoye spoke against the backdrop of the two months extension of the deadline for the conduct of the parties’ primary recently sought by the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC).

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According to him, any change in the June 3 deadline will affect other activities for elections.

“The timetable and schedule of activities released by the commission are derived from the constitution; the Electoral Act, and the Regulations and Guidelines of the commission.

“Also, the chairman of the INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made it clear that our timetable and schedule of activities; and the terminal date for the conduct of party primaries are firm and fixed.

“The political parties are proceeding with their congresses and primaries. The commission will not tamper with its fixtures; as doing so will affect other activities and constitutionally-circumscribed timelines,” he said.

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