2023 presidency going to the North can lead to Nigeria’s disintegration – Sagay

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The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), has warned against political permutations aimed at keeping the presidency in the North beyond 2023, noting that such could lead to the disintegration of the country.

The renowned law professor issued the warning in an interview published by Sunday Sun.

Sagay said that the presidency must rotate to the South in 2023 at the completion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two terms in office.

He noted that anything otherwise was tantamount to pushing for the country’s disintegration.

“I don’t think the presidency is going to the North in 2023, certainly not through PDP and not through the APC because any attempt to do that could bring about the disintegration of the country.

“After year years of someone from the Northwest holding that position it has to come to the South, there is no question about that.

“Those Northerners who are still advocating that it continues in the North in 2023 do not want this country to continue.

“They are people I call separatists, they are the people that want this country to divide and for everybody to go its way.

“If they are interested in the future of this country, if they are interested in our continued unity and progress then we must know that the next president has to come from the South.

“I don’t expect the APC or the PDP, those are the two platforms on which you could become a president, I don’t see them fielding any other person except a Southerner.

“I mean any part of the South, so it is for the South themselves to begin to work hard to make sure that it comes to their side,” Sagay said.

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