2023: Northern group rallies support for southern president

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Northern Nigeria group wants southerner to succeed President Buhari

By Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia

A northern political group under the umbrella of Progressives for Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has revealed that for fairness and equity, the
2023 presidency of Nigeria should go to the southern part of the country.

The group also endorsed the immediate past Governor of Nasarawa State and senator representing Nasarawa south, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to emerge the next APC national chairman.

At a media briefing on Wednesay in Abuja, leader of the Group, Mr. Makpa Malla who was accompanied by a member of the house of
Representatives representing Awe, Keana and Doma federal constituency of Nasarawa State, Mr. Hassan Nalaraba as well as former chairmen and members of the house of assembly, said the presidency should rotate
between North and South.

The group, however, called on Senator Al-Makura to step out and vie for the national Chairmanship of the party.

Their words: “We therefore stand firm on our belief that an Al-Makura chairmanship of the party would further solidify and consolidate the party’s gain so far, create a strong atmosphere of trust, unity and inclusion which are crucial elements the party requires at this moment to expand it’s horizon and make further gains going forward.”

The group admonished the national leaders and critical stakeholders of the party to see reason and zone the national chairmanship position of the party to the north central with a view of encouraging the feeling of inclusion amongst the party ranks.

The group further commended the Mai Mala Buni led national caretaker committee for reconciling aggrieved members “restoring lost members and bringing in new members including Governors, senators, house of
Reps and state assembly members to the party.

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