As each geo- political zones in the country strategies on who takes over the presidency comes 2023, Senator Shehu Sani who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Senate, has declared total support for the South West to produce the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria after President Buhari’s tenure.
Senator Sani advised President Muhammadu Buhari to give a deaf ear to any northerner aspiring to contest the presidency, saying that it will amount to ingratitude on the part of the north not to support the South West considering the support from that region which helped in uprooting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.
It would be recalled that recently Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai was quoted to have said that zonal arrangement should not be given priority, rather competency should be highly considered before any other factors.
But in a contrary view while addressing Journalists in Kaduna, Senator Shehu Sani said , it would be unfair for the north after eight years to want to continue to hold to power beyond 2023 on grounds of numerical strength.
“It will be a serious threat to future and peace of the country if the northern region continue to dominate the leadership of the nation because of her numerical strength.
“President Buhari needs to caution those from the north trying to contest presidency position, power needs to rotate to other region, the South West worked tirelessly to remove PDP from office and helped to bring Nigeria to where it is today and deserve support from the north come 2023.
” If federal character is applied on appointments and other areas, it should alsd be applicable in the political space, therefore the North should be fair and magnanimous to all and give all region sense of belonging”.
Hetherefore called on Nigerians to unite and remain peaceful, avoid seed of discord while holding those in position of leadership accountable.
He lamented that those in position of leadership are loosing grip in finding solutions to numerous challenges such as armed banditry. Kidnapping and other forms of criminality bedeviling the.region.
“PMB should set up a clear policy and agenda to address the socioeconomic and security problems facing Nigeria and in particular the.northern region and should invest in agriculture for a prepared restructured Nigeria.