Youths under the platform of the PDP have accused members of the south of being unfair to the north.
The group who spoke on Wednesday stated that the southerners have ruled Nigeria for over 13 years and it would not be fair for the south to rule again in 2023.
The group vowed to resist any plan to zone the APC or PDP ticket to the south for the 2022 presidency.
The spokesman of the youth wing stated that the plans of the PDP would be stopped by all means because the decision of the PDP members to zone the chairman seat to the north is aimed at stopping the north from producing the next president of Nigeria.
During the Yar’ adua regime, the spokesman of the group stated that the administration of Yar’ adua was cut short due to his health and the vice president took over as president.
Because Goodluck Jonathan took over from Yar’ adua to become the president of Nigeria after the death of Yar’ adua in 2010, the group stated that the south had ruled during the entire period when Jonathan was in power because of all the policies of the government was made by him.
The coordinator of the group stated that the south has produced many presidents in the past and it would not be fair for the south to contest to become president again because the country has been ruled many times by southerners.
The group alleged that Olusegun Obasanjo ruled Nigeria between 1999 to 2007 and Goodluck Jonathan ruled from 2010 to 2014 due to the death of Yar’ adua.
On Wednesday the spokesman of the group said ” The plan of the southern governors about 2023 presidential election would be fully rejected. Their plan would not be supported by all means. ”
” Democracy is all about equal representation of government and this deals with the free and fair election, justice, and equality. ”
” Even though the south ruled the country for over 13 years, the south is still demanding to rule again while the north has not ruled up to 12 years. This will not be allowed to happen. We must be allowed to complete our team and produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
” It is very clear that Olusegun Obasanjo ruled for complete 8 years and Goodluck Jonathan ruled for 5 years. Both are southerners. However, the north only ruled for 9 years but it will become 11 years after the end of Buhari’ s tenure in 2023.
” Yar’ adua did not complete his term before his death and the south took over from him. This shows that the north still has many years to rule the other of the country. We urge all northerners to stand up and protect the interest of the north in 2023. “