2023: North East should produce next president – Dogo
By Matthew Eloyi
A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, Mallam Bibi Dogo, has said that the North-East geopolitical zone should, in the interest of fairness, justice, unity, and brotherhood, be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
Dogo stated this in a statement in Bauchi, submitting that the zone was the most backward in Nigeria today compared to other zones in terms of socio-economic development.
According to him, the North-East is backward despite the huge mineral resources and its population of electorates.
According to Dogo, instead of rotating the presidential seat between the North and South of the country, it should be rotated among the six geopolitical zones of the country to ensure inclusiveness and proper circulation of power.
In his words, “I called for zoning of the presidency to the North East, specifically with a special focus on Bauchi State, because it is the only zone that is yet to produce a president in the either civilian or military arrangement. It is the one which should produce the same in 2023.
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“Apart from two gentlemen, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of Nigeria, and then Atiku Abubakar, who was a one-time Vice President of Nigeria, North East has not had any leader at the top.
“We in the North East are out to pursue the course of justice and fairness in the polity as a condition for peace and progress of the country.”