The lawmaker representing Borno South District, Senator Ali Ndume, has explained why northern politicians and their supporters should support a southerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Njenje Media News reports that Senator Ndume believes the North stands to benefit more from a southern presidency.
“Personally, I feel we will be better off with the President coming from the South,” he said on Tuesday while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “The current President comes from the North and if you look at it analytically, the South benefitted more.
“If the President comes from the South, we will benefit more – just as we did previously during (former President Goodluck) Jonathan’s (administration). It pays the South when there is a northern President.”
Earlier, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State advised his party – the All Progressives Congress (APC) to avoid self-inflicted crises ahead of the 2023 elections.
In a statement titled ‘Our Party, APC Must Tread The Path Of Equity,’ he said it would be dishonest for anyone to argue against rotation at this period.