2023: Southern, Middle Belt leaders insist on power rotation

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), has actually told its individuals to reject any political celebration that does not zone the 2023 presidency to the Southern part of the nation.

In a communique issued at the end of its conference in Abuja, they stated assistance for the unity of the nation anchored on equity, fairness, justice and concept of federalism.

The conference, held on Thursday, had in presence Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Leader of Afenifere (South West); Dr. Pogu Bitrus, President of the Middle Belt Forum (Middle Belt); Professor George Obiozor, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo represented by the Secretary-General, Ambassador Okey Emuchay, (South-East); and Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, FNSE, National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF (South South).

The conference likewise had in participation some previous guvs and leaders from the zones.

The communique gotten in touch with individuals of Southern Nigeria and the Middle Belt area to decline any political celebration that failed to zone its presidential ticket to the South.

The communique recommended political stakeholders from the Southern part of the country against aspirations or actions that would compromise the shared resolve of their individuals.

It regreted the getting worse security difficulties in the country, condemning the continued rates of kidnapping and killing of innocent citizens and destruction of livelihoods in parts of the country by terrorists and wrongdoers in the North West, North East and Middle Belt area.

It condemned in strong terms, the ongoing massacre and decimation of the native individuals in Zuru, Kebbi State, Southern Kaduna, Benue, Plateau and Southern Gombe and reiterated its call for State authorities.

The group gotten in touch with the Federal Government to be proactive in its obligation of safeguarding the lives and residential or commercial properties of residents in the nation.

It added that there was the need to secure all communities in the country, and the instant return of displaced citizens to their ancestral houses.