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Nigeria’s Next President Should Be From Southern Nigeria – Shekarau

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The former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, says Nigeria’s next president should come from the Southern part of the country.

Shekarau, who represents Kano Central District in the Senate, said this on Thursday, when he appeared on a television programme monitored by the Punch.

He said by 2023, the Presidency candidate should come from the Southern part of the country.

Shekarau, “Common sense tells that we should look the other side, to the Southern part of Nigeria.

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He continued, “There is common sense expectation of balancing and giving everybody a sense of belonging and fairness.”

He, however, said reliable and competent hands should be entrusted with the responsibility of leading Nigeria in 2023.

Speaking further on the growing call for a South-East presidency in 2023, Shekarau said, “I don’t call it zoning, I would rather call it some balancing. There has to be some sense of belonging. There is what I call the constitution of common sense.

“The Constitution of Nigeria or the constitution of any of the political parties didn’t say if I am from the North, my running mate must be from the South. It is not written but if today, I am a presidential candidate from Kano and I tell you my running mate is from Bauchi, you will say something is wrong with me.

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