Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has rejected the desire of some persons to rotate the presidency in 2023 to the southern part of Nigeria, insisting that what Southern Nigeria wants is restructuring.
Fani-Kayode who made this position known on Monday through his official Twitter handle was reacting to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s comment that the Southern part of the country should be allowed to produce Nigeria’s next president.
Bittertruth Media recalls that El-Rufai had suggested that the Southern part of the country should be allowed to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
Gov.Elrufai 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.
However, the former Aviation Minister insisted that the Southern part of the country was interested in their freedom and not what he described as Nigeria’s “accursed presidency”.
“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 twitted.