A member of the eighth National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, on Monday made a strong case for the South-West geopolitical zone to produce the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central senatorial district of Kaduna State, said the North needed to back the South-West for the presidency, in appreciation for the support it gave the North to displace the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from power in 2015.
In an interaction with newsmen in Kaduna, Sani urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on politicians that might be keen on contesting the presidency in 2023, warning that it was dangerous for the North to dominate political power.
“It will be a serious threat to the future and peace of the country if the northern region continues to dominate the leadership of the nation because of its numerical strength.
“The president should caution those from the North eyeing that position. Power needs to rotate to other regions; the South-West worked tirelessly to remove PDP from office and helped to bring Nigeria to where it is today and deserves support from the North come 2023.
“If federal character is applied on appointments and other areas, it should also be applicable in the political space.
“Therefore, the North should be fair and magnanimous to all and give all regions a sense of belonging,” Sani said.