Ohaneze demands slot as Southern Governors agree on rotational presidency

Written by on July 6, 2021

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged the Southern Governors Forum to zone the 2023 Presidency to the South-East in the interest of fair play and justice.

Spokesman for the Ohanaeze, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, who said the group, backed the southern governors’ position that the region should produce the President in 2023, said the region must be magnanimous in conceding to South-East the Presidency.

The governors had met on Monday in Ikeja, Lagos State on the state of the nation.

The meeting came eight weeks after their last meeting in May 11, 2021, in Asaba, Delta State, where they banned open grazing and advocated restructuring, among others.

On Monday, the governors declared support for rotational presidency, saying the next President should come from the South.

Rising from the meeting, chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, read the communiqué agreed to by the member state.

The governors faulted the proposed shares from oil and gas revenue as spelt out by the Petroleum Industry Bill which was recently passed by the National Assembly.

The governors also faulted the removal or electronic transmission of election results from the Electoral Act and the exclusive jurisdiction wielded by the Federal High Court.

The forum  also announced that Lagos State would be its permanent secretariat.

Credit: Pun


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