Chief Edwin Clark, National Leader, Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), has supported clamour for the Southern Nigeria to produce the President in 2023.
He said this on Sunday, in Abuja, at an expanded meeting of the forum with the theme, “State of the Nation and Preparations toward 2023 General Elections”.
Clark, also an Ijaw Leader and Elder Statesman, said it was imperative for the south to produce the next President of Nigeria to guard against marginalisation.
“We want the zoning to continue. It is conventional. Even though zoning is not part of our Constitution, it is conventional. Let them zone it to the south.
“The south should be ready to have the next President. Without that, there is no Nigeria.
“When the Constitution did not provide a succession when Yar’Adua was ill, convention was adopted.
“Even though zoning is not part of our national Constitution or party Constitution, it has been an acceptable convention that will…
Source: Guardian Newspaper