Governors of the northern states through the Northern States Governors’ Forum has held an emergency meeting on Monday in Kaduna State on the state of the nation.
According to them, candidate with majority votes would become Nigeria’s President in the 2023 elections.
The Governors also condemned the insistence of their 17 Southern colleagues that a Southern President should emerge in after the tenure of President Mohammadu Buhari.
They stated their position at the end of the meeting and signed by the chairman of the Forum, Simon Lalong, who is also the Governor of Plateau State.
The statement was titled, ‘Resolutions Of The Northern States Governors’ Forum Meeting With Northern States Emirs And Chiefs Held On Monday 27th September, 2021’.
It partly read, “The Forum observed that some Northern States Governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to three Geo-Political Zone in the South with a view to promoting unity and peace in the Nation. Notwithstanding their comments, the Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governors Forum that the Presidency must go to the South.
“The statement is quite contradictory with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended that the elected President shall:- score the majority votes; score at least 25% of the votes cast in 2/3 States of the Federation.
“In the case of run-up simple majority win the election.”