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2023: Presidency Should Go To South – Shekarau Tells Northern Govs

2023: Presidency Should Go To South - Shekarau Tells Northern Govs

Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, has backed the call for the Presidency to move to the South in 2023.

Naija News reports that the South Governors had on two occasions demanded that the 2023 presidency should go to the Southern region of the country.

But the Northern Governors at a meeting in Kaduna last month rejected the idea of a southern presidency in 2023, claiming the demand is unconstitutional.

In an interview with Channels Television on Monday, Shekarau stated that it would be unfair for another Northern to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

The Senator representing Kano Central in the National Assembly stated that zoning the 2023 Presidency to the South is the best thing to do in the interest of justice and fairness.

Shekarau, however, condemned the South Governors for demanding that the presidency must come to the South, saying that the governors have no right to make such a demand.

The former minister asked the governors to rather dialogue and lobby their Northern colleagues in order to make their wish come true.

He also berated the Northern governors for saying that the demand of their Southern counterparts is unconstitutional, asking them to thread with caution.

In other news, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its almost two months old industrial action.


Naija News reports that resident doctors had in August embarked on an indefinite strike following a disagreement with the federal government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals.

Efforts by the federal government or courts to end the strike had been met with a brick wall.

But in a communique signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to suspend the strike.

NMA asked the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21.

According to NARD president, Godiya Ishaya, the association has officially called off the strike and will resume work on Wednesday.

Source: Naija News

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