Coalition of northern groups declares support for zoning of 2023 presidency to South-East.

Written by on December 8, 2021

A coalition of northern groups under the umbrella of Arewa Concerned Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria has declared support for the zoning of the 2023 presidency to the South-East in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.

The group said that zoning the presidency to the South-East will automatically stop the agitations for secession by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and also promote national unity and cohesion.

Addressing a news conference in Kaduna, the spokesman of the group, Abdulsalam Kazeem, urged all political parties to consider zoning their presidential tickets to the region, noting that the zone has been largely marginalised in the political equation of the country.

The Northern group canvassed support for former President of the Senate and a one-time Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

While describing Anyim as a bridgebuilder and a detribalised Nigerian who will ensure that all interests are protected across the board, Kazeem noted that only the South-East and the North-East out of the six geopolitical zones of the country have not occupied either President or Vice-President seat since 1999 till date.

Seun Fakorede

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