The presidential system in Nigeria really seems to be in a stagnant position making it impossible for different people from different part of the country to emerge as president, despite the democratic way of governance. Many Nigerians may believe that the South East zone is the only one that has not produced the President of Nigeria since 1999. This is not necessarily true.
This is due to the fact that the Igbos, one of Nigeria’ s three major ethnic groupings, inhabit the region’ s southern and eastern regions. As a result, the Igbos have been very vociferous in their demand to be given the opportunity to produce the President of Nigeria in 2023, despite the fact that both the South West, controlled by the Yorubas, and the North, dominated by the Hausas, have repeatedly produced the President. However, contrary to popular belief, the South- East is not the only region in Nigeria that has failed to produce a president since independence.
Since 1999, yet another zone has failed to produce a President of the Nigeria,
and this zone is the North Central zone. This zone is comprised of six states, which are Kwara, Benue, Kogi, Plateau, Nasarawa, and Niger States, in that order. They are not the core northern states dominated by the Hausa people, as is commonly believed. Some of the North Central states are home to people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Despite this, many people consider the people to be Northerners, and others even mistakenly believe they are Hausa people.
Why The North Central Zone Should Produce The Next President Of Nigeria
Since the re- establishment of democracy in
Nigeria in 1999, the North Central region has failed to produce the country’ s president. The people of North Central, like the people of South East, are calling for the opportunity to produce the President of Nigeria in 2023, just as the people of South East have done. It is claimed in a report by The Punch that their demand is in the interests of equity, fairness, and the removal of the fear of marginalization.
The North Central Coalition for Leadership is the organization that is spearheading this renewed demand. In a statement, the group’ s Director General, Williams Oluwatoyin, made the demand clear to the public. Nigerians, he implored should provide the decent people of the North Central with a sense of belonging by letting them produce the President of Nigeria in the same manner as the majority of the other zones in the country.
Everything indicates that the contest to see which zone will produce the next President of Nigeria in 2023 is becoming more intense. President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will be stepping down from his position by 2023. In the wake of the South East’ s demand to be permitted to produce the next President, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was alleged to be considering zoning its presidential ticket to the South, despite the fact that the South West also has such an aspiration.
In that situation, the APC’ s flag will be flown over the territory of whichever zone wins the South Central ticket. With the development of this demand from North Central, it is unclear how the APC and other major political parties will respond to the agitations and zone their presidential nominations ahead of the 2023 election.
Why The Regular Circulation Of The Presidential System May Lead To Peace In Nigeria
If we observe properly, the main causes of banditry and terrorism in the country may be because of the improper circulation of powerful political positions within all the axis of Nigeria. If the top political positions are only being handled by either the hausa or the Yoruba, it may trigger other groups to take action in order to gain these positions. This can be clearly seen in the current situation of both Biafra and the Yoruba nation, who are fighting for a division of the country. Therefore, revolving top political positions, especially the presidential positions, to reach all parts of the country may lead to peace and harmony in the country.
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