Amid the debate on zoning and power rotation, a group of Northern youths has declared that the President of Nigeria can come from any part of the country.
The group known as Tambuwal Volunteers stated that the country needs a competent leader that will move it forward and find solutions to the lingering issues in the country.
Speaking at a press briefing on Thursday, the leader of the group, Comrade Bilal Sidi Abubakar, pointed out that the zoning of the 2023 presidency is not the solution to the problems of the country.
Abubakar stated since the beginning of the democracy in Nigeria in 1999, both the North and the South have produced presidents and the country is still in shambles.
He, however, stated that 2023 is an opportunity for Nigeria to get it right by voting a competent person that will move the country forward
“There has been zoning since 1999 and both the North and the South have produced presidents but we are still lagging behind.
“We want a competent person to emerge as president in 2023 because the country is lagging behind,” he said.
The former Vice President said citizens must be intentional in promoting one Nigeria, adding that he doesn’t see anyone as either an Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa speaking person but a Nigerian.
Naija News reports that Atiku stated this on Thursday while delivering a lecture in Kaduna.
Atiku called for fair and equal treatment of every citizen of the country, noting that we are all trapped in the web of poverty, insecurity and bad governance.
He said all Nigerians were faced with a common enemy, adding that “it is only through unity that we can surmount and overcome our challenges.”
Speaking on the theme, ‘Unity in Diversity,’ as delivered by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, the former vice president recommend a national law to mandate every Nigerian to speak one more language from another region of the country so that we can connect and appreciate things we share in common.