South East deserves 2023 presidency for peace to reign – Balarabe Musa


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Second-Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, says he has no apologies for saying that the South East should produce Nigeria’s president in 2023.

He said this was necessary for the sake of peace, equity and national justice.

The octogenarian said there was no justification for continuing to deny the geopolitical zone the presidency.

Musa said, “I stand by what I’ve said, that the Presidency should go to the South East, for the sake of peace, national unity and justice. I’ve talked quite a lot about that, I don’t need to say anymore”.

Also reacting to the clamour for Igbo presidency, a notable labour leader, Issa Aremu called on all political stakeholders to abide by the spirit of the constitution.

Aremu, who contested for the Kwara governorship seat on the Labour Party platform, said that region and religion should be secondary when considering the choice of president.

He said, “It’s not about geographical location, it’s not religion bound, it’s not gender bound, there is no region limit, no state limit to where a president can come from. So, I think we need to first get that clear, that the Presidency, the governorship, the chairmanship of local government, are open to all Nigerians who meet the conditions as spelt out by the constitution.”

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