2023: North doesn’t have to always rule – Tanko Yakasai backs power rotation to South


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Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai says he is not in support of the North retaining power beyond 2023.

According to him, it will serve the interest of justice for the South to also produce the president after President Muhammadu Buhari.

Some prominent northern politicians, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; and former Senate President Bukola Saraki, have not hidden their interest in vying for the nation’s highest office.

Reacting to the interest from Northern politicians, the 95-year-old Yakasai said that while he is no longer involved in active politics, he considered it unjust for the North to still retain power in 2023.

He noted that since he became involved in politics, he has prioritised justice as a watchword.

“How can it be that it is always us the Northerners that will rule? There is no justice in this matter, we rule, they (South) rule, that is justice.”

”I am wondering what the northerners will say to the people? What will they show to the citizens of Nigeria that they benefited or will benefit in order for them to give their votes?

”In the six to seven years, what have the northerners done? What achievement has the leadership accomplished that helped in the development of the country, its economy or any other development that helps the people?

”What major achievement do the northerners have that they can use to call upon all other Nigerians to give them votes again?” Yakasai said.

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