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|FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 7:57am On Sep 21, 2019|
Olusola Fabiyi, Femi Makinde , Mudiaga Affe , Tunde Ajaja and Alexander Okere The controversy over the alleged witch - hunt of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of the 2023 Presidency by a pro- North group in the Presidency is far from over as prominent leaders of the South - West , South - South and South - East have lent their voices to the matter. They are a leader of the pan - Yoruba sociopolitical group , Afenifere , Chief Ayo Adebanjo ; elder statesman , Chief Edwin Clark; and a former governor of Anambra State , Chukwuemeka Ezeife . They spoke just as other groups from the South also queried the motive behind the cabal ’ s action . They are the Yoruba Council of Elders, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Ijaw Youth Congress President Muhammadu Buhari during week replaced the Economic Management Team headed by Osinbajo with the Economic Advisory Council . The seven - member EAC headed by Prof Doyin Salami is to report directly to the President . There are also reports Osinbajo has been directed to henceforth seek clarifications before taking major decision on the agencies he supervises . The moves have been seen by many as actions deliberately taken by the cabal to reduce the influence of the VP ahead of the 2023 presidential election . This is coming barely two months after Governor Nasir el - Rufai of Kaduna State said there was a need for the country to drop zoning in future elections, including the 2023 presidency to enable the country to have a competent leader . . While Adebanjo warned that the North should not be trusted, Clark and the IYC said it would only be right for power to return to the South at the expiration of Buhari’ s tenure . Clark, who said he was not going to comment on any issue about Osinbajo , said , “ I do not want to talk about the Vice President because he has been dancing to their tune . All I want to say is that in 2023 , the South - East will have it . However , when I am ready to speak on it , I will let you know . ” Speaking along the same line , the President of the IYC , Mr Eric Omare , said going by an unwritten power rotational agreement between the North and the South , it would be dishonourable for northern leaders to attempt to project one of theirs own for the 2023 presidential election . Ezeife said the South - East would lobby other regions to support its bid to land power in 2023 . He , however, said if all its efforts failed , the region would know that Igbo were no longer wanted in Nigeria . He said , “ A newspaper quoted me wrongly that I threatened that Nigeria must be given Igbo President in 2023 , but there was nothing like that . We shouldn’ t use threat ; we should employ lobbying as our approach . It is not just a matter of what we like , we would do what it takes to get power . READ ALSO: Saboteurs , fifth columnists working against us – Osinbajo Powered by RubiQub “ We would organise ourselves in Igboland , make sure that it is only one person that we would bring out. Then , we would lobby , and not threaten, all the other ethnic groups to look at our case . We know that when they see our case , it is a must that an Igbo person would become President . “ If we do all that and we fail, then we would know we are not wanted in Nigeria anymore . If in 2023 they don ’ t encourage Igbo to become the President of Nigeria , then you don ’ t want Igbo as citizens of Nigeria and it should not surprise you if they feel pushed away to join IPOB . ” On the alleged sidelining of Osinbajo , Ezeife said in the kind of presidential system run by Nigeria , all executive powers derived their root from the Presidency. He said , “ Therefore, the President may need to give his consent to certain actions and if he does , that doesn ’ t mean he ’ s running down that office . I think concluding that way is not fair. ” Like Clark , Omare stated that it would be the turn of the South - East to produce the next President , adding that it was time for the South to allow the East to produce their candidate . He said , “ I think it would be too early to make a categorical statement as to whether the North wants to deny the South power in 2023 or not at this point . “ However , it suffices to say that by 2023 , based on the unwritten power rotational arrangement , it would be the turn of the South to produce the President of Nigeria . “ It is on record that northern leaders have been strong advocates of power rotation ; hence it would be most dishonourable and unpatriotic for northern leaders to attempt to deny the South power in 2023 . In any case , no particular section of the country has the power to determine who becomes President without the support of the other section . “ Only the North cannot produce the President without the support of the South . Furthermore, even in the South , the point must be made that it is the turn of the South - East to produce the President in 2023 . “ If the South wants justice from the North , those of us from the South must also be fair to each other by conceding power to the South - East in 2023 to give them a sense of belonging. ” Adebanjo , who said he would speak on the matter in due time , simply noted , “ I have said it before, but they would not listen . Do you just know that it is their (northerners ) plot? Did not trust all these people . ” Yoruba elders warn against scuttling rotation Meanwhile , the Secretary General of the YCE , Dr Kunle Olajide , in an interview with one of our correspondents warned against scuttling the rotation of Presidency between the North and South . Olajide , who said Osinbajo ’ s exclusion from the newly formed EAC looked suspicious , said it would be unfair for the North to hold on to power beyond 2023 . The YCE chief said he was one of the people who believed that the combination of Buhari and Osinbajo was okay but expressed surprise at what is happening . He said , “ I want to let everybody know that we have yet to build a nation out of Nigeria and this is not the time to jettison the rotation arrangement between the North and South . “ There is heavy mutual suspicion in the country. People are suspicious of the Fulani and their domineering nature, and if they don ’ t want to cause confusion, they should allow the rotation between the North and South to continue until we build a nation out of Nigeria . ” He said North should be cautioned against any statement that could further trigger suspicion . Olajide said the statement attributed to a former Speaker of the House of Representatives , Ghali Umar Na ’ Abba , that Nigeria needed a competent President irrespective of their region in 2023 showed what some northern politicians were planning . Fulani cabal plotting to remain in power – Ohanaeze Pan - Igbo socio - cultural organisation , Ohanaeze Ndigbo , told Saturday PUNCH that the actions of the President , allegedly under the influence of a Fulani cabal , against the wishes of the majority of Nigerians did not come to them as a surprise. The group also noted that though the National Assembly ought to have risen to its responsibility of checking the excesses of the executive arm , its leaders had come under the control of the Presidency. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE : Dismiss Busola Dakolo ’ s suit, fine her N 50 m , Fatoyinbo urges court Spokesman for the organisation , Prince Uche Achi - Okpaga , said , “ If they ( cabal ) could dismantle the judicial system by removing a former chief justice of the nation , what else will they not do ? Is it the Vice President ? They can do anything with him . “ The rule of law has faded into oblivion ; we have been politically handcuffed . There is a Fulani cabal that wants to be at the helms of affairs by hook or by crook . ” We ’ ll decide on power rotation when the time is ripe – PDP In its reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party said it was too early for it to be talking about power rotation , adding that it was more focused to retrieve its alleged 2019 stolen mandate . The National Chairman of the PDP , Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke to one of our correspondents , however , said the party would take a position that would be in the interest of Nigerians in 2023 . He said the PDP would pursue its case at the Supreme Court against Buhari’ s declaration as the winner of the 2019 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission with vigour . He argued that there was no way there would be a just society where ‘‘ injustice and suppression of people ’ s rights reign . ’’ He said , ‘‘ It is too early to be talking about the 2023 general elections when we are still packing the mess of 2019 . We are in court to retrieve our stolen mandate and you are asking us about 2023 . We will talk about it when the time is ripe. “ We should all be worried about the level of decadence in the nation . None of us can even predict what will happen tomorrow , yet we are talking about 2023 . Let us pray that we will have a country then before we start talking about power , which belongs to God Almighty. ’’ We are focusing on governance now, not 2023 – APC In its reaction, the All Progressives Congress said it was not interested in issues like power rotation , elections and 2023 . It also said it had asked its members to focus on governance , not on politics . The ruling party said it had taken the decision as a policy . Spokesman for the party , Mr Lanre Issa - Onilu , who spoke with one of our correspondents , said it would be too early for anyone to be discussing politics now . He said , “ As a matter of policy, we are focused on governance now . We have asked our members , not to waste energy on issues like elections , power rotation and 2023 . Our focus is on governance . ”
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 7:58am On Sep 21, 2019|
Next lefu zoning, I just dey pity Tinubu in this arrangement.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by SLAP44: 8:01am On Sep 21, 2019|
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by hammerVJ: 8:08am On Sep 21, 2019|
IF YORUBA THAT RULED BETWEEN 1999 - 2007, THINK THEY HAVE RIGHT TO PRODUCE PRESIDENT IN 2023.
WITHOUT NO CONSIDERATION OF IGBOS WHO HAVE NOT HAD A PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA.
THEN THE NORTH HAVE RIGHT TO CONTINUE.
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|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 8:50am On Sep 21, 2019|
hammerVJ:gbam Lobathan, I even support igbo presidency in 2023.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by hammerVJ: 8:53am On Sep 21, 2019|
MY BROTHER, IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE TO BE CALLING FOR ZONING AND NOT MENTION SE AS THE ZONE.
WAT THEY ARE DOING IS FIGHTING THE NORTH TO ZONE IT TO SW, WHICH IS IRRATIONAL.
Y SHOULD THE MORE POPULAR NORTH GIVE UP THEIR PRESIDENCY TO SW, WEN THEY CAN CONTINUE?
THIS IS THE QUESTION YORUBA HAVE NOT YET ANSWERED.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 9:34am On Sep 21, 2019|
hammerVJ:hmmmm nawaooooo for this nation oooo. SE leaders are the one destroying their 2023 opportunities.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by hammerVJ: 9:37am On Sep 21, 2019|
Johnnyessence:THE WAY IT STANDS, 2023, THE NORTH DONT NEED SW.
THE NORTH WILL SIMILARLY USE SS/SE TO CAGE SW AND CONTINUE TO RULE.
THERE ARE NO PERMANENT FRIENDS IN POLITICS, JUST PERMANENT INTEREST.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 9:42am On Sep 21, 2019|
hammerVJ:so definitely the northern leaders and cabals will used ss and se that fight sw politicians. I love that. it's only interest that hold our politicians together.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by hammerVJ: 9:44am On Sep 21, 2019|
REMEMBER, IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT VOTE.
THE SW CALLED IT SOPHISTICATED IN 2015.
WE ARE INTERESTED TO KNOW WAT THEY CALL IT IN 2023, WEN IT WILL BE SS/SE TURN TO ENTHRONE THE NORTH.
THE NORTH CAN TAKE US TURN BY TURN, WE ARE THEIR CONCUBINE.
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|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 10:10am On Sep 21, 2019|
hammerVJ:Hmmmmm No hope for SE in Nigeria politics positions. very bad for our democracy.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by hammerVJ: 10:11am On Sep 21, 2019|
NO HOPE FOR SW EITHER.
THIS IS NORTHERNCRACY.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 10:22am On Sep 21, 2019|
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 10:22am On Sep 21, 2019|
hammerVJ:hmmmmm, restructuring is the way forward or dissolution of the zones.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Esseite: 10:39am On Sep 21, 2019|
We can't be fighting for rotational presidency while setting hypocrisy on same rotational presidency in the south. It's just like the presidency going up north and the NW wanting to hold it all over again. It wont go down well with NC and NE.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ORIENTATION101: 10:43am On Sep 21, 2019|
hammerVJ:stupid , uninteligent, crass ignorant political permutations that has kept igbos below minority groups like ijaw and co
South South and south west has risen above ethno-religious political permutations .they re now eating from both sides of the bowl APC and PDP.
while irrelevant south east re left to battle with others who to pick the crumbs that fell from pdp table .
South South and south west region political stand today
National PDP chairman- south south region
National APC chairman- south south region
Deputy Senate President (APC)- south south region
Vice president(APC) - south west region
Speaker of house of rep(APC)- south west region
Minority leader house of rep(PDP)- South South region
Nigeria Governors Forum chairman(APC) - south west Region.
Minister on interior (APC) -south west Region
Minister of Niger Delta (APC) - South South Region.
Can you see how useless and irrelevant you Nyamiris from South East has become in Nigeria politics.
You sit all day on afonja nairaland to wait for sensational headlines to massage your bruised Ego.
Come 2023 south south and south west will align to share the spoils of the war again while u irrelevant Nyamiris will continue your foolish struggle and early morning jugging
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Racoon(m): 11:00am On Sep 21, 2019|
Esseite:Well said bro.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Ezeama400: 12:02pm On Sep 21, 2019|
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ORIENTATION101: 1:07pm On Sep 21, 2019|
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ORIENTATION101: 1:08pm On Sep 21, 2019|
Ezeama400:I get am before no be property Yoruba not begging ss for alliance.i am only stating the obvious fact. South South got 6 years presidency and 2 years vice president. Have igbos have got that before?? Since 1960 .
Zik was a ceremonial president , former head of state aguyi ironsi didn't rule up to 1year. Alex ekue me tenure as vice president didn't last 2 years.
South South a minority region has elevated themselves from minority to majority region while south east majority region has take several back seats.
It is safe to save both north east and south east region re persona non grata in Nigeria politics today.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ChristianNorth: 1:19pm On Sep 21, 2019|
Johnnyessence:Don't worry, let touch the VP first and you will understand who plays sophisticated politics in Nigeria.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ChristianNorth: 1:22pm On Sep 21, 2019|
ORIENTATION101:We understand why you are wailing.
Since 1958 till 2015, has the SW ever brokered a successful alliance before?
What is certain is that SW 2023 can never happen. I will rather vote for Shekau than Thiefnubu
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ojih122: 1:35pm On Sep 21, 2019|
If the north ever try to sideline the zoning process, nothing will happen, after all is not the same SS, SE and the likes of them that they are using to push forth their agenda? Make I hear word.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Shawnnn01: 1:41pm On Sep 21, 2019|
My brother you are entitled to your vote n choice, that aside your forefathers have been betraying the greater south since the years of metusela so your choice is not necessarily surprising. Yoh can ask Azikwe how he ran about after his betrayal n how that lead to the lost of over 2 million of his tribesmen.
Every Yoruba as a right to contest the presidency in 2023 just as every Igbo. Concession is btw the Soth n North now SE NW SS etc.
Yardua & Buhari are both from the NW with NC n NE being more onlookers. In the South both SW n SS have shared power the SE is welcome to be the onlookers here if it can figure out how to sell itself to other Nigerians. I believe daily insult by Igbos on NL should win you the presidency no homo.
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ORIENTATION101: 1:48pm On Sep 21, 2019|
ChristianNorth:before nko yanmiris will rather vote stone than Buhari on two occasions but he won landslide.
Mind u Tinubu doesn't need your votes to become president just like buhari .
U can vote Osama bin laden non of our business. You loser you should not infect Tinubu with failure .support shekau as president and atiku as vice president they re bound to fail:
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by gwarotango: 1:58pm On Sep 21, 2019|
When the whole south rallied around Jonathan in 2011 when it was the turn of the north nobody saw anything wrong with that. In 2015 when Jonathan decided to run for reelection inspite of his earlier promise not to run, no southern elder saw anything wrong with that either. Zoning is dead and anyone who aspires to the presidency is welcome to do so regardless of his region. Simple and plain
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 2:50pm On Sep 21, 2019|
ChristianNorth:I don't think SE will get the VP slot in 2023
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ZombieTAMER: 3:00pm On Sep 21, 2019|
I see a crying baby looking for who to hug
The south south support a Yoruba Muslim Tinubu who connived with the Gambaris to deny Jonathan his second term...
Yeah right.. The south south will vote Yoruba for president
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by EricBloodAxe: 3:01pm On Sep 21, 2019|
See them insulting and throwing bile all over which zone will be president in 2023. You'd think they're related to the politicians they named in this thread but no... joblessness, tribalism and bitterness has finished them
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by ORIENTATION101: 3:04pm On Sep 21, 2019|
ZombieTAMER:blablablabla whether south south vote or not. APC already have four zones and the 3 regions with highest voting populations
North west Region
South West Region
North East region
North Central Region
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by PaChukwudi44(m): 3:17pm On Sep 21, 2019|
ORIENTATION101:The north do not vote parties.They vote northerners wake up dude!!
|Re: FEATURED 2023: Southern Leaders Warn North Against Dumping Zoning by Johnnyessence(m): 3:21pm On Sep 21, 2019|
ORIENTATION101:pdp has SE, SS, MIDDLE BELT, NORTH EAST AND NORTH CENTRAL TOO.
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