Wednesday, September 9, 2020

South wants restructuring more than Presidency, FFK tells El-Rufai



Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has insisted that the Southern part of the country was more interested in restructuring than 2023 presidency.
Fani-Kayode made the statement following a comment by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai that the Southern part of the country should be allowed to produce Nigeria’s next president.
According to El-Rufai, the Southern part of the country should be allowed to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. The governor, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had said that the North had no reason to hold onto power at the end of Buhari’s second tenure. “But as a group, the Northern APC will have to sit down and endorse someone, most likely someone from the South, because after eight years of Buhari, I don’t think the Presidency should remain in the north unless there is some extenuating circumstances. But all things being equal, we will honour our agreement and we keep our words,” El-Rufai had said.

But Fani-Kayode insisted that the Southern part of the country was interested in their freedom.
In a tweet, he described Nigeria’s presidency as “accursed.”
“To those that seek to appease us by saying that they may concede the Presidency to the south in 2023 I say this. The south is more interested in restructuring or outright independence than the Presidency. Give us our freedom and keep your accursed Presidency,” he tweeted.

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