Northern Elders Reject 2023 Southern Presidency
The Northern Elders Forum, NEF has said it is not in support of the 2023 presidency zoned to the south. The group reacted to the decision reached by the Southern Governors' Forum. NEF in a statement on Tuesday, rejected the position of the governors stating that the Presidential office is a democratic and not a rotational position. While warning the governors, the group accused the southern governors of blackmail.“NEF sees the decision of the Southern governors as an expression of sentiment that could be best discussed within a political process.”“We are running a democratic government and decisions over where the next president comes from are basically decisions that will be made by voters exercising their rights to choose which candidate best serves their interest.”, the statement signed by the group’s publicity director, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed read. He admonished the southern governors to influence their parties to zone the presidency to Southern states and then work to convince Nigerian voters from all parts of the country to vote for that candidate.