Northern governors, emirs meet in Kaduna, reject power-shift to Southern Nigeria


Governors from the Northern states on Monday condemned the resolution of their southern counterparts on the zoning of the presidency in 2023, describing it as unconstitutional.

“The Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governors Forum that the Presidency must go to the South,” the northern governors said in meeting with northern emirs.

As the 2023 general elections draw nearer, there have been reging controversies over zoning of presidency after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

While the northern region aims to retain power, the south governors have resolved that power cannot return to the north in 2023.

In July, the 17 southern governors across all political parties unanimously agreed that the next president must emerge from the region. They argued that there must be “rational, Justice, and fairness” in the zoning of the presidency.

“The Forum reiterates its commitment to the…

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