Roland Owie, a former Chief Whip of the Senate, on Wednesday, called on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, to abandon his plans to contest in the 2023 Presidential election,
Owie argued that it would be the turn of the South-East to produce the next President of Nigeria, if the APC zones the position to the Southern region.
His words: “Bola Tinubu is my friend, but the truth is that where there is no justice, there will not be peace. Zoning started in 1999, and to God be the glory, it started from the South-West, and Obasanjo took it and the PDP won.
“But for zoning, Obasanjo would not have been President. He ruled for 8 years, after which it moved to the North, with Yar’adua becoming the President. What he did in about two and a half years, a number of Presidents did not do.
“The current President has not done 10 percent of what Yar’adua did. His tenure was truncated, because when God calls, nobody can say no.
“President Jonathan finished Yar’adua’s tenure, and then did another 4 years, which means the Southern part of Nigeria has done over 14 years. When Buhari finishes his regime by 2023, the North will still have 4 years.
“If Tinubu knows that Nigeria has peace with this zoning, he should not think of the Presidency, because if we all agree by 2023 that the Presidency should come to the South, it is not to South-West, it is not to South-South, it is to South-East.”
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