2023 Presidential Race: United South will produce President, says Sen. Shehu Sanni. By Saheed Badmus.

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Over the weekend the Kaduna born human right activist and Politician Sen. Shehu Sanni told journalists that only a united South will produce a President from the region come 2023.

He also denied being Northern Coordinator for rumoured Tinubu presidential ambition.

The Southern Nigeria Presidency ambition may be a mirage if the two regions (South east and south west) do not unite to decide what region should field candidates in the 2023 Presidential race.

Immediate Former Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly, Shehu Sanni said this at the week end during an interactive session with the correspondent chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists FCT Council, Abuja.

Sen. Sani hinted that the ruling class is unyielding to ideas of the rotational presidency and it would take only a united southern regions to press home this political solution put in place for all parts of the country to feel a sense of belonging in the governance of this country, Nigeria.

He said “While it may be unfair for the North to hold unto power come 2023, the southern bloc must unite to confront this posture of those in power as against its inter-regional campaign on who is qualified or otherwise to run for 2023 from the south.

“It will be unfair for other sections of the country if one section of the country uses it’s a topographical or demographic advantage to hold unto power. Knowing fully that it was not the topography or demographic advantage that delivered them to power.

“Rotation of power is what I prescribe and stood for, whether that power goes to the east or west, it is dependent on the people from the south.

“What I will say is that there is a possibility of producing a Northern president in 2023 if the east and the west remain divided in their resolve on the governance of the Country.

” It is this division that will be exploited by those who are proposing the issue of competence” Sen.Sani stated.

He further disclosed that the direction of the power is not dependent on views of individuals from the South alone rather it has to be collective and decided by the various political parties that would contend for the Presidency come 2023.

Senator Shehu Sanni added that if power moves to the southeast it will decimate agitation for those clamouring for a Biafran state because they have been given the opportunity to exercise executive power in the country along with the thinking of fairness which informed the rotational presidency.

He said: “If power moves to the southeast, it will be a final defeat of secessionists and also a formal end to the Nigerian civil war.”

Senator Sanni said it is an issue for Nigerians to explore, stressing that he would continue to advocate for those in power to pay respect to the principle of rotational power while warning that if the south east and the southwest fail to heed this advice,it will suffer the consequence of losing out in the presidency come 2023.

“Also, if one major political party supports the rotation of power and another refuses to support the rotation of power, there will still be trouble.

“So realizing the respect for rotation of power will be dependent on three factors.

“The first will be the common resolve of the people of the South that power should move to the south.

“Second, the common resolve of the east and west that this is where it will go to and.

“Third is that the major political parties must accept this as a reality. These three things are inevitable any one of them that is not considered will still end up with Northern Presidency in 2023,” he hinted .

He noted that his proposal was for the peace and unity of Nigeria country.

While answering questions on being the coordinator of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu presidential aspiration ahead of 2023 in the North, Sen. Shehu Sani said he was not aware of Tinubu’s aspiration and was never contacted needless appointed his coordinator in the North.

“I can tell you that, that is a false fake phony story, it never happened,” Sani said .

 

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