Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has disclosed the two geopolitical zones that deserve to produce the next president of Nigeria, going by a fair power sharing formula.
Fani-Kayode, who has been one of the highest critics of the President Buhari led administration, has yet again come up with an analysis that indicates that two geopolitical zones out of the six geopolitical zones may have been short-changed in the presidential seat rotation in the country.
Femi who is also a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until recently when he was alleged to be dusting his sandals for a cross carpet to the All Progressives Congress, emphasized on the need to propel political equity and fairness in the presidential zoning formula.
He disclosed this via his twitter handle where he revealed that the middle-belt and the south-east are the only two zones that have never produced what he termed as a “president with full executive powers”.
Every single one of the six geo-political zones in Nigeria has produced a Head of State with FULL executive powers.
However the MB & SE are the only two zones that have NEVER produced an ELECTED President with full executive powers.
Both zones have a strong claim for 2023.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 2, 2021
By implication of Femi’s analysis, it can be said that the south-east which comprises of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo state have never produced a Nigerian president with “full executive powers” like the middle-belt also known as the north-central states which comprise of Benue, Abuja, Kwara, Kogi, Niger, Nasarawa and Plateau State.
As the steam towards 2023 presidential elections increases, it is quite uncertain if there is an already existing power sharing formula, but what is certain is, some leaders from both the south east and the north central have seemingly indicated interest in the presidential seat of the nation.
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello whose presidential campaign posters have flooded several parts of the country and also former governor of Abia state and current Chief whip of the Nigerian senate, Orji Uzo Kalu who mildly said he would be unveiling his final decision on running for president by the end of 2021.
Although both Political leaders are both high ranking members of the All Progressive Congress, they seem to be well fitted into Femi-Fani Kayode’s description of well deserving candidates to run for presidency come 2023.