August 2, 2021
General News

Southern governors’ demand for power shift

Rising from its recent meeting in Lagos, the Southern Governors Forum took a comprehensive review of developments in the country and adopted some resolutions, one of which was that the presidency should be rotated between the South and the North. Specifically, the governors demanded that the next president of the country should emerge from the southern region based on equity and fairness. The demand by the governors is in keeping with the gentleman’s agreement entered into by the two regions at the onset of the current civilian dispensation in 1999.

We commend the governors for their bold stance. Though their resolution is not on the basis of constitutional stipulations, for purposes of equity and justice, we support their argument that the presidency should come to the south at the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.  The position…

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