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President Must Come From South – Obasanjo

, a former president of Nigeria, has declared that the southern part of the country must be represented as the next president in 2023.

Obasanjo believed that because Buhari is from the north, a candidate from the south should be chosen to succeed him.

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The most prominent candidate from the North in the 2023 election is Atiku, who served as Obasanjo’s deputy from 1999 to 2007.

Obasanjo gave a speech when he hosted the Mzough U Tiv (MUT) leaders from State over the weekend in the capital of Ogun State, Abeokuta.

In a statement released by his media assistant Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo declared his support for a rotating presidency and insisted that in 2023, power must return to the south.

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He tasked Middle Belt leaders with continuing to push for a rotating presidency for the nation, pleading with Nigerians not to cast ballots based on feelings that could split the country apart.

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Iorbee Ihagh, the Tiv leader, had earlier asked Obasanjo to support a transfer of power from the north to the south.

According to Ihagh, the Mzough u Tiv and the Middle Belt Forum have decided to support the transfer of power in the interests of justice, fairness, and true federalism.

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He expressed optimism that the 2031 president would come from the Middle Belt.

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