A former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has urged that South-Easterners should be given the chance to produce the next president in 2023.
He however noted that the Presidency should return to the Northern part of Nigeria if the chance to produce the president by the South-Easterners was not accomplished.
He noted that any discussion of a Southern Presidency that does not give the South-East the first right of refusal is deceitful.
In a series of tweets, Fani-Kayode said the North-Central and North-East have never produced a Nigerian President.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “Any talk of a Southern Presidency that does not offer the Igbo right of first refusal for the position is deceitful. And if you say no to the Igbos, which clearly both parties have done, even if they don’t say it publicly, then I say let the Presidency go back to the North!
“That is why I am supporting a Northern aspirant. Southerners must learn to be fair to one another before they can expect to be treated fairly by others.
“There are two zones in the North that have not produced a democratically-elected President.
“The North-Central has never done so and the North-East produced a Prime Minister 62 years ago who was unable to finish his tenure because he was killed. Is it fair to deny them and the Igbo, who have never produced a democratically-elected President either, the right to produce the next President? “